9 Ways to Screw Up a Job Search When You’re 50 or Older

1. Failing to update tech skills

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If there’s one thing that seems to separate older workers from their younger competition, it’s their tech skills — or lack thereof.

While a hiring manager may automatically assume 20-something job candidates know their way around a computer and the internet, they may assume the opposite of an older applicant. Prove them wrong by getting some tech training before beginning your job search so you can confidently say you’re able to use whatever programs and applications the position requires.

Once you are more comfortable with cutting-edge technology at work, embrace it in your personal life, too. For more, check out “6 Tech Gadgets That Make Your Daily Life Easier.”

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