Ditch the Dated Clothes & Eyeglasses
Truth be told, walking into an interview dressed like a 22-year-old when you're over 50 will only make you look inauthentic. That being said, it's a good idea to update your look so you appear vibrant and modern.
"When you look dated, it can make an interviewer think that your skills are dated, too," says Lazina McKenzie, founder and CEO of Style Ivy, an online platform that teaches people how to style and brand themselves.
The key is to look age-appropriate yet current, so consider investing in new interview attire, such as a new suit, shoes and a dress shirt or blouse. Your eyewear may also need an update.
"If the glasses you're wearing are the aviators you bought during the Clinton administration, the next stop you make should be an optical store," says Peppercorn. "Nothing ages someone more than out-of-date eyeglasses."