Monthly Archives: April, 2010

How to guard against age bias


The average age of federal employees is 46, according to the Office of Personnel Management. That means chances are good that you are in your 40s, 50s or possibly even your 60s. And if so, you should keep in mind a few things if and when you decide to start looking for another job, either at another agency or outside the federal sector. More to the point, let’s consider a few potential strategies for deflecting potential age bias when that time comes. Suppose, for example, that you find yourself sitting across from an interviewer who is much younger than you.…