Future proofing against being passed over for a job?
August 18, 2012 11:37 AM Subscribe
I'm a web developer, and I'm growing concerned that somewhere down the line from my career, I'll be passed over for jobs because of younger people. Is this concern justified, and if so, what steps can I take to prevent it?
posted by anonymous to work & money (19 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
This is a more nebulous question and not one that can be immediately answered, but I wanted to ask it anyway.
I'm a twentysomething web developer. I've noticed that in the past few years, older people who have been let go from jobs are having much harder times finding jobs since younger people are cheaper, more up on things, etc. I'm starting to become more paranoid that, in 10 or 15 years, I'll be in the same position they are.
Do you think my paranoia is justified? Are there things I can do to stop this from happening to me? Clearly this isn't happening to everyone, so what are the people who are still employed doing correctly?