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Discussion on: An Old Dog Learning New Tricks

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Frank Carr

I'm a bit older than you and what I've found is that staying current doesn't matter to many potential employers after you get past the dreaded 5-oh. They just assume that you haven't kept your skills up to date. You can sneak by the initial screening and pass the phone interviews but when you show up looking your age, well, the "cool kid" tech companies quickly show you the door. Corporate IT teams are a bit better, usually, but even they can show ageism.

That doesn't stop me from staying current on technology and stay in a learning mode though.