"The calculus of despair": how recruiters condemn older workers to unemployment
As a resume writer, I take great care in creating first class resumes and cover letters. I know how good they are because I used to be a recruiter and I have worked at the most senior levels of journalism. It breaks my heart when clients don't get jobs simply because they were over 45 years of age.
Entrenched prejudice in the recruitment industry is piling older workers onto the unemployment queue, many of them permanently, writes Malcolm King.
Think of age prejudice like this. A stylishly dressed young woman tells the men and women over 45 years of age, to get up and move to the back of the bus.