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Oldest in the office: Can upskilling and a wardrobe update stop you from being sidelined?

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In a work culture that venerates digital skills, those who started their careers without email are fighting to get (or hold on to) jobs. An illustration. Photo by Getty Images
In a work culture that venerates digital skills, those who started their careers without email are fighting to get (or hold on to) jobs. An illustration. Photo by Getty Images

I was having dinner with a friend recently, a seasoned journalist and published author in her early sixties. She had been on the hunt for work and was completely disheartened.

"I know it's my age," she said. "I'm applying for roles I know I'm more than capable of, and they say they are looking for an experienced person who can run a team, but they really want someone around 35-years-old."

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