Do You Think ‘Young Person’ Is An Offensive Term?

Someone asked me this question on another site when that person ran into some issue after posting an ad for recruitment. Here’s what I had to say:

It isn’t, per se, but some people do find age a touchy topic when it comes to jobs and careers. What you could have done/said is ‘young minded no matter what age you are’, which would have covered everyone but would have given you a person with a personality like yours (since you said you are a 48 years ‘young person’ yourself). That would have definitely been the better and a more acceptable way to put it across. Good luck with your recruiting efforts!

What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.


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