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Does Gray Matter in the C-Suite?

Does Gray Matter in the C-Suite? Despite concerns about age discrimination, companies are drawing from a pool of top-level executive talent who are getting older. of the 51.3 year-old (average) executive survey 42% respondents believe their age will negatively affect their ability to land their next position. EXECUNET MEMBERS SOLUTIONS THE HIGHER THE LEVEL, THE OLDER THE EXECUTIVE, THE GREATER THE CONCERN ABOUT THEIR AGE NEGATIVELY AFFECTING THEIR ABILITY TO LAND THEIR NEXT POSITION FOR COMBATING AGE BIAS: "Cast the negatives including age aside and march forward with your experience as your trump card, coupled with a dynamic résumé outlining your wealth of experience and the solution you will bring. Follow this and age factors will PRESIDENT/CEO Схо VP 51.5 42% 50.2 36% Average age 54.5 Level of concern 52% diminish." GOOD NEWS FROM SEARCH FIRMS! AS THE WORKFORCE GROWS OLDER, SO DOES THE POINT WHEN AN EXECUNET MEMBERS SOLUTIONS FOR COMBATING AGE BIAS: "Market yourself in a way that you get EXECUTIVE'S AGE BECOMES A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN HIRING DECISIONS! the interviews. For 57.0 me, it was a 55.5 55.6 professional head shot and reducing 55.3 54.8 51.2 51.4 51.4 53.6 the résumé to a focused marketable [document], hence age out, and credentials in." 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 EXECUNET MEMBERS' SOLUTIONS FOR COMBATING AGE BIAS: MORE GOOD NEWS! THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE EXECUTIVES THAT SEARCH FIRMS ARE PLACING IN LEADERSHIP ROLES IS GOING UP! "Bottom line, we don't land jobs because we 49.9 successfully avoid revealing who we are; we land jobs because we find 48.9 47.3 47.1 45.7 46.2 the right opportunities." 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 of search firm recruiters say that executives are planning to work well beyond age 60 in leadership roles. 92% 63% of search firms say it can be harder to place the 50+ candidate - up from 52% in 2010. But, corporate recruiters outlined the top advantages to hiring people over the age of 50: Depth and breadth of experience Business knowledge Credibility in the field Politically savvy/influential Good judgment Work ethic Decision-making ability Wide range of contacts People skills Emotional stability Commitment to organization goals Customer service perspective t ExecuNet Connecting Leaders Since 1988" EXTRAIT EXTRAI

Does Gray Matter in the C-Suite?

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Good News for Older Executives: The "Age of Concern" Has Gone Up With “Age of Placement” As the workforce grows older, so does the point where age becomes a negative factor, according to search...




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