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Sarah Welstead, managing partner of retiredworker.ca, a Toronto-based website for job-seekers aged 50 and over, shares this advice for the older job-seeker.

Don’t come across as desperate in e-mails, cover letters or interviews. This only makes people wonder what the problem is.

Don’t shun technology. “It only makes you look out-of-date and clueless, and not a little stubborn,” she says.

Don’t be naive. Just because you may have decades of experience doesn’t mean you can’t stand to learn new things.

“Employers are already pre-disposed to worry about whether older workers can learn new things,” she says. “Older workers need to dispel that by being positive, upbeat, realistic, and eager to learn new things.”

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