Does an older person have more or less chances to get a job in the field?

Discussion in 'Get the Job' started by Noriega, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Noriega

    Noriega Hunting Will Member

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    A very big issue older people have to face is the impossibility to find a decent job nowadays, as everyone prefers to hire young people.

    However, since biotech jobs require a certain level of experience, I wonder if older people have more chances of landing a job in this field. If they have a degree in Biotechnology, of course.

    What do you think?
  2. VirgieBrewster

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    How old are we talking about?

    A person in their 40's is likely to get hired, they still have a lot of time they can dedicate to the company but if someone in their late 50's wants a job in the industry, I would say chances are slim.

    Think about it, companies want to hire young people because, first of all, they are not pretentious and second, the company can train them to fit the job's requirements. An older person is harder to train and also, since we're talking about someone in their 50's, they won't have a lot of time to pursue their career anyway and the company will find itself looking for someone else after the 50 year old retires.

    Do you see my point?

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