Ageism in IT: Over 40? Forget about getting a job
One reader wrote his job search stalled because "at 37 I am too old [for IT] and have been told so by a number of agencies".
Another wrote that when a company "found out how old I was they said they couldn't take me as their policy was not to employ anyone over 35".
A 40-year-old reader from Surrey noted a change in his luck when, after a six-month job search, he stopped telling employers his age. He wrote: "On Monday this week I decided to remove my date of birth from my CV, and to cut a long story short, had a job offer by Wednesday."
From what we heard, the problem can have more to do with head hunters than with internal company HR.