A reader informs me that when he read my last blog post, an ad appeared. Ironically, the content of the ad, at least in his case, was that older workers can get grants to go back to school and improve their careers.
Needless to say, I do NOT approve these ads, and indeed this is the first time I had ever heard of one. I was of course aware that there may be such ads, which is fine with me, but I do want to explicitly state here that I have nothing to do with the ads, and of course derive no revenue from them.
If you’ve paid close attention to my writings over the years, you will know that in most cases I do NOT recommend that older techies go back to school in the hope of improving their job prospects. “Never say never,” and yes, there are some special circumstances in which it may help, but in general, an older techie who takes some new coursework comes of the process as still being an older techie — still expensive, like before, and thus unattractive to employers who have access to young H-1Bs, OPTs, L-1s etc.