How can a candidate in the over 50 age group increase his or her chances of applying?

When applying as a candidate of the age group over 50, you should emphasise your strengths. There may be many of these, for example:

You have a wealth of experience that younger people usually do not have. This background creates a self-confidence that helps you to find a new challenge. You know what you can do and what you want.
Reputation and network

In the course of your professional life you have already been able to collect a number of references. You have an extensive and resilient network that could possibly be an advantage for a new employer.

You can specify your ideas, strengths, interests and values. If your ideas coincide with those of the company, you will find together.

By Dr. Achim Gast

Executive Search Consultant for Chemical Industry, Paints & Coatings and Plastics Processing Industry

Dr. Achim Gast is Managing Director of DELTACON Executive Search. Together with his team, he is responsible for the chemical industry, paints & coatings and the plastics processing industry. In addition to his work as a Executive Search Consultant, Dr. Achim Gast has 30 years of management experience in sales, development, production and executive management functions in the chemical industry.