Appearing younger can help in the workplace

December 19, 2011 – There’s talk of officially increasing the retirement age to 72, as people are working longer and longer these days whether they want to or need to for financial security. But that may not be such a bad thing since studies show that working longer is good for your physical and mental health.

So, you’d think that all of the experience in motion would be a good thing for the workplace, right? Unfortunately, our youth-obsessed society doesn’t respect the old adage with age comes wisdom. And I’m not even referring to ripe old age. Once you’re over 40, especially at work, it’s hard not to be perceived as being over the hill.

So how do you compete?

Here’s some humorous and yet sound advice from the subject matter experts at theladders.com that can help. These tips won’t erase the years, but they can take 10 or so years off your perceived age, which is a plus at work or when going on a job interview.

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