How to nail the job interview when you are over 50

  • More Americans over age 50 are staying in the workforce longer, changing jobs more often and transitioning from one career to another.
  • Job interview anxiety can increase with age, but career coaches say there are successful strategies to nail down an employment offer at any age.

Starting a job search can be daunting for anyone, but for the over-50 crowd it may bring out an additional set of concerns. It really shouldn't, though, according to career coaches. In fact, many of them tell CNBC that age should be seen as an asset, not a liability.

"We tend to approach the job search with that view of what I'm not stacking up to instead of what are my strengths, where do I excel at my best, and how do I sell that?" said MaryBeth Sigler, executive coach at Prana Executive Coaching.

There are plenty of strengths that only a seasoned professional can bring to the table. Lydia Greene, chief human resources officer for Tufts Health Plan, says, "They bring so much experience. ... They're very stable and very reliable and help us develop and mentor our younger workers."

Watch the video above for more information on how to ace an interview at any age.

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