How older workers can thrive in IT

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Mark Zuckerberg’s infamous foot-in-mouth statement on the importance of being young and technical (“young people are just smarter”) landed him in a lot of hot water. But regardless of whether you believe that technology’s best left to the young generation or you think that it’s wasted on the young, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, there’s no question that it becomes ever more difficult to find a job in tech the older you get.

But as Silicon Valley struggles with its exclusionary image, recruiters and hiring managers are including age — in addition to gender, race, ethnicity, education and work history — as an underrepresented group that deserves consideration.

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