6 ageist interview questions and how to respond


Agism at the Interview

Agism is prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person's age or appear of age.  

In the Careerealism site:

  • 55% of professionals that identified as “seasoned workers” or “mid-life career changers" 
  • 87% responded that they think age discrimination is hurting their job search
How would you respond to these questions?
  1. How old are you?
  2. What year did you graduate from college?
  3. How have you kept your skills fresh?
  4. “We have state-of-the-art technology. Do you know how to use it?”
  5. “Will this position be challenging enough for you?"
  6. “A lot of our employees are fresh out of school. Does that bother you?”