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You know youre getting old whenA woman once said to me:

"You know you're getting old when the cops start looking like your son, and instead of feeling intimidated, you want to go on over and wipe their nose."

The same thing happens with job interviewers as well.

Here's what a Daily Success Boost reader said last week – when I asked if there's anything (related to young interviewers) she could use some help with:

Yes! How do I handle it, when you walk into a room full of interviewers and all of them are at least 10 years younger than myself and I feel really uncomfortable. I knew before I left the building that I wouldn't get the job...

This happens a lot as you get older.  

All these types of people who were once authority figures for you – policeman, interviewers, etc. – they gradually start looking younger, and it becomes more and more difficult to feel the same respect you once did.

(This happens to me too. Waaay back in my teens, I used to collect baseball cards and look up to these guys. A few weeks back, I saw a professional player at a game, and he looked young enough for me to babysit him.)

So if you're over the age of 40, chances are it's going to happen soon:

You'll walk into an interview room, anxious about being grilled by an authority figure who you can look up...    

And instead, a panel of kids who look like they could be your son's friends are looking at you with colored binders in their hands. 

You need to be prepared for this – so that, when it happens (and it will, sooner or later), it doesn't take you by surprise and knock you off balance.  

(Because if you feel awkward, it will show on your face... and then they'll feel awkward, and what could have been a great interview will fall to pieces.)

Anyway, I have a bundle of tools that can help you with this.  

And so I created a free webinar where I share all these tools and show you how to handle interview situations where you're being grilled by someone who's ten or more years younger than you.

Here's where you can watch a re-broadcast:

Click here to watch

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.