Does the old adage, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks," ring true in today's increasingly digital workplace? Not necessarily, especially in the IT industry where skills, not age, matter most. That according to Rick Gillis, a consultant and career search expert, who tells CIO that, "Most IT firms want to know one of two things: Can you make them money or can you save them money? Then they'll want to hire you, regardless of your age."
Hard skills, adaptability and a penchant for learning are important for any older job seeker, but it's not all on them. Companies must encourage employee growth and development, regardless of age or experience. Here's what experts recommend IT pros do to get up to speed — and to get hired.