I once had a boss tell me that had she known I was 20 years old when she hired me, I would have never gotten the job.
But if you know me and/or if you’ve read my writing, you know that I’m a huge proponent of the fact that age has zero to do with success and potential.
I’m sure that there are plenty of really really uber-smart 16 year olds who can do my job better than I can. So age, therefore, should have nothing to do with the hiring process.
Despite my strong opinion on this subject, let’s face it… ageism exists. People who are older have to deal with it and those of us fresh out of college have to deal with it too.
It’s not fun.
Some people don’t think we’re capable of much. Some people really underestimate our ability.
So here are some things that we can do in our twenties to prove all those haters wrong. Because if you’re doing the right things in the workplace, you’re going to get noticed.
But you’re going to get noticed as the amazing and capable employee, not as the little twenty year old fresh out of college.