Ageism in Tech: The Silent Career Killer

Cascade Insights published an article Ageism in Tech: The Silent Career Killer  that everyone should read.

Beyond the self-interest in the topic,  it is interesting how they use LinkedIn as a data source, the limits and limits of other data sources. It is harder than it should be to investigate ageism in the technology sector and as job function within an industry.

The  conclusion, if you’re over 50  and working in a tech role,  finding that next position will be hard.

 

2 comments for “Ageism in Tech: The Silent Career Killer

  1. July 2, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Consider a lack of confidence as a silent career killer . It chips away at your self-esteem until you believe you are not capable, or even worthy, of making something big happen. If you can’t believe in yourself, then who else could you possibly convince?

    • jrcomptonllc
      July 6, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      It may well be another silent career killer, but is tangential to the argument. If you’re over 50 and looking for a tech position, be it with a tech company or in another industry, you’re going to have a hard time getting a job. The article shows this quantitatively, with the largest dataset (74 million individuals from all over the world) to date.

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