The Everyday Ageism Project

The Everyday Ageism Project aims to capture people’s everyday experiences of ageism. Research by EURAGE shows that across the European region, ageism is the most commonly experienced form of prejudice, yet relatively little is known about how it is experienced, who experiences it and the situations which may leave people vulnerable to age discrimination.

By providing a safe forum for people to anonymously share their experiences, the project aims to understand the consequences of ageism and the ways that age discrimination can affect people’s everyday lives. We also wish to encourage people to share their stories to show that ageism does exist and that it is a valid problem worth discussing.


Friday, 7 December 2012

Interview for Managerial Position

23 year old male tells how his age was raised in a job interview

"In a job interview for a managerial position the question was raised of whether, at my low age compared to my peers, I would be respected enough to make decisions and lead a team. If I am capable of doing the job then age should not matter."

[This made me feel] "emotionally charged to prove that age would not matter."

The interviewers were estimate to be around 35 to 45 years of age. 

1 comment:

  1. I had a similar experience in a retial role. I was explicitly asked how I would deal with 'older members of staff who didn't think I could do the job'