should age matter when applying for a job?

Philippines
October 14, 2006 6:49am CST
we often see age must be below 30 (or something like that) in the list of qualifications for a job. don't you find this a bit discriminating? i mean, why should employers take particular attention to age when hiring people? does this affect their efficiency?
5 responses
@caramello (4382)
• Australia
17 Dec 06
We don't have an age limit here, one that is actually written down, as they would then have to deal with discrimination! But someimes the younger ones have more experience and vise versa, so it is a matter of the person and their ability than the age I would think.
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
i'm glad to hear that. thanks for sharing what you know.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
24 Oct 06
depends upon the real qualifications for the job and its physical requirements
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
oh, yes. thanks for your response.
@nabeela21 (168)
24 Oct 06
No i dont fink so but if u were very young like about 16 then it wud matter depending on wat type of job u were gonna apply for
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
you've raised good point. thanks.
@Hemant259 (421)
• India
24 Oct 06
i think age should not matter.
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
i don't think so, too. thanks.
@abhisree (521)
• India
24 Oct 06
i believe age does count for the simple reason that a human tends to become more sensible and mature for taking responsibilities and important decisions. again youngsters have the capability of doing jobs requiring high energy. people of different age groups have different caliber to perform.thus i feel that age does count..
• Philippines
24 Oct 06
you have a point here. it should be a case-to-case basis, then, right? thanks for responding.