In today's market, interviewers may not ask you traditional HR questions like, Where do you see yourself in five years?
"Interviewers are asking more behavioral-based questions that may start with, 'Tell me about a time …' or 'Describe a scenario when ….'," says Linda Matias, author of 201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions
(AMACOM). So be prepared with anecdotes that highlight your initiative, responsibility, and problem-solving skills.
On the day of the interview, dress professionally — Ryan recommends "a contemporary suit that fits like a glove" — and arrive with confidence and genuine enthusiasm. "Fight the one issue most people over 50 ignore: not showing they have zest for the job," Ryan says. "Showing confidence in yourself to do the job well and be an asset to the new employer will set you ahead of the pack."