When you first started your career path, you likely did not expect to find yourself looking for a new job at an older age. You may have worked at the same company while garnering valuable experience for years only to have the company close or other issues result in your needing a new job. Of course, because of your experience and hard-working nature, you likely did not expect it to be a problem.
Unfortunately, you could face a number of issues when it comes to finding a new job over the age of 40. You certainly may have younger competition for the same job, and though you have more experience, your prospective employer may seem more inclined to opt for younger workers. However, if you face age discrimination even during the hiring process, you may have cause to file a legal claim.