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Just got off the phone with a recruiter who asked me what year I graduated from my MBA program and college and effectively told me I was too old for the role. I do have the 1 year of experience they asked for in the job in question. It's just that I have all this other experience in things unrelated to the role or things I want to deemphasize in my next role. Is there anything I can do? I only list the last 8 years of experience (as it's most relevant) and don't have my graduation years listed.

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Is that even legal? Not hiring someone because they are too old?

Apparently yes if you play your cards right and not explicitly say, "You're to old". It's like not hiring people because they're not the right race or gender. Though just can't be explicit about it. And it's not worth it to sue Bennettthey the bar is very high to prove it and then when if you win it win destroyv your career. The legal threshold for protection from age discrimination is age 40, but there are definitely jobs you're implicitly too old for at 30. The tech sector in particular is notorious for age discrimination and I've heard it starts at 35 there.

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