"Laid-off older workers face biases in job search.
There are ways to craft a resume and image to blunt its effects, experts say.
After a few months of searching for a job, 53-year-old Marc Karell decided to open his own firm out of his home in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
As he spoke to other laid-off employees of the same consulting firm, he found they had something in common: They were all older staffers.
With unemployment edging toward 10 percent and companies going through several rounds of layoffs, many are now cutting from the top ranks. More workers aged 50 and older are job-searching in the middle of a recession.
Recruiters say experience is still valued, but the image of the older job seeker as overqualified and overpriced is still a hurdle to overcome.
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