Ageism & Job-Hunting

Jan Newberry was a magazine editor when she was laid off and, suddenly, she found out what it’s like to look for work when you’re over 60. It’s not fun. But, let’s just say, Jan didn’t take it lying down.

Her observations – from the young guy on the Zoom interview who seemed like he’d rather be doing anything else, to the nervous laughter when she’d walk into a job interview with her 60-plus-year-old self – are funny and sad both, and the good news is her story has a happy ending.

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Taking on Ageism in Ads

Flip through a magazine or turn on your television. Where are all the older people? Even the few ads that have older people – well, let’s just say they don’t look, act or talk like anyone I know. They’re all obsessed with insurance policies and wrinkles. AARP hired Cindy Gallop for its Disrupt Aging campaign to target ageism in advertising. They couldn’t have picked a better person. Cindy is kind of a legend in the ad world. She’s tart, funny and blunt – ageism doesn’t stand a chance.

Cindy Gallop phptographed by Kevin Abosch

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