Three Strikes, I'm Out

If you walk into the building for an interview and you stand crooked due to scoliosis, are 54, and have gaps In your employment history due to past medical issues don't you think it's going to affect how the interviewer sees you? Do you think they'll hire you? Will they see you as liability and calling out all of the time.?

Hello Laura, what Ashley and Gena say is so true. Your qualifications have already piqued their interest. Now you have to research…

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Enhance Yourself With Charm

Charm is simply defined as the power or quality of giving delight or arousing admiration. Given it's alluring quality, charm is something that could benefit all of us.

What is the most important quality to possess when trying to win someone over, whether in business or in your personal life? It's charm, the ability to create extraordinary rapport with anyone, and make him or her feel truly exceptional in your…

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You appear to be exteremely charming.
Very impressive.

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Older worker? Become "age-neutral" in your thinking!

If you are an unemployed older adult, it's easy to assume ageism or age discrimination when you're turned down for jobs time after time. Yes age discrimination does exist but it is not the barrier EVERY time. Don't let a presumption of they'll think I'm too old hold you back. And don't let it cloud your thinking and your analysis of what you can improve in order to become a more desirable candidate.

What a kind thing to say and I think a lot depends on the person's disposition confidence and assurance of self worth When you…

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Losing hope

Have to share this new one. I have been unemployed for the past 3 months at the age of 63. There is no way I am going to give up nor do I feel I am ready to retire. After numerous applications and interviewsI received a call yesterday. It was from n agency I registered with, after a 10 minute conversation the person on the phone asked what year I graduated high school. When I responded he immediately hung up without saying a word. I was beside…

This is a back door way to determine your age which is ageism. It is illegal. If you get another chance at another agency you…

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So after being in a position for 6 months I gave my resignation. I have held a management position for 14 years and education for 14 . I do not take my career lightly. I was promised to be made into a supervisor , but I was told in the Spring that would not be happening, that I did not fit their culture. I was going to get a lawyer ,but they are so expensive. All their supervisors are under 35 and had been hired out of school. ( I was most…

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Sounds like Stryker. Maybe a lot of companies doing it now. I am 54 and just landed a full time dead end position. All the good…

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Too old! What????

Hi...Im in a deal quandry.
I'm 61 yrs young and moved to NC 3 yrs ago to work with the military families. 4 months after arriving, I had an emergency leg amputation. Obviously it took a lot to heal, recover, learn to use my prosthetic leg and get on with life.
Well, I've been trying to get hirex since 2018. I know it's the age thing as all the applications ask for yr of HS graduation..omg. They don't even know about my leg. 57 apps later I was…

I don't understand it at all. Jobseekers are supposed to not be picky about the jobs we're offered, yet the employers can…

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starting to get depressed

been looking for a job for months. I was a fashion Designer, pattern maker for 47 years. I'm 70 and in great health. I cant find a job anywhere, not even cleaning houses. They say there's no age discrimination but it sure feels that way.

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Unfortunately, for those on the outside looking in, it's difficult to work your way back into the workforce because management…

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Age Disclosure on Applications?

Hey Todd Tolford , we just got this alarming information from Chris Bolton about age related questions on applications, see Ageism.

Question… are employers allowed (legally) to ask directly or indirectly about an applicants age on the application?

If yes, what’s the reasoning? Also, would you recommend any strategies to overcome age(ism) recruiting?

Your feedback and professional advice around this very concerning issue is greatly…

Applications aside, it's so easy to find (or guess) someone's age simply by googling their name. You don't even necessarily need…

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Jobs sparce for older workers

Ive been in construction all my life and now , nearly 60, employment is next to impossible to find. I want to begin again in the manufacturing area however that is proving difficult as well. It doesnt matter what is said, employers do discriminate against older workers.

Wish you luck.

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I just got asked my age on an application with Geico! WOW!!

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Chris Bolton would you mind sending me the link to the app or position?

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Dear Employer Who Only Wants 20 Somethings

Yes, I'm 65, that does not mean I will drop dead tomorrow (even though that could happen to the 20 year old you hired instead).

It also doesn't mean I'm going to work for a week and retire. I want to work, otherwise, why would I even be applying? So unless that giant check and balloon bouquet show up at my front door, I'll be at work in the morning.

No, I won't resent my younger boss. I've had many younger bosses. The boss is the boss…

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haha, this is good Terri Bohl . What type of job(s) are you looking for now? Are you only interested in Event Planning employment…

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Nelson Franco Now there's something I hate about job titles. They generally tell you nothing about what a position really

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