I’m a 57 year old man with 33 years of supervisory and managerial skills. I’ve ran companies alone, and owned and operated two businesses. My deal was that I liked working with people, and have applied to many companies. Only to be told that they have decided to proceed with other candidates, only to find out that they were much younger than I. I wasn’t asking for 70-100k a year as they were probably were thinking, just a job so that I could get... see more
Personal Traits Sought By Employers
Employers are requiring more of their employees today in a technologically fast paced world. Employees must be able to not only adapt and thrive to an ever-changing world, but also must possess many skills and traits that will showcase and make them stand out from the crowd when job searching.
A resume must not only show potential employers a wide array of skills, work experience, accomplishments, but also... see more
Most small businesses are started at age 45. Why? Because at that age, you have been there and done that. It is time to start working for yourself and have some sense of purpose.
That is not always possible and let's face it, you need the money. When your age comes up, and you have all of this education and experience behind you, every job you apply for gets turned down.
When you do get an interview, or are working on a cover letter, try to... see more
Sometimes an interviewer will make an off-color comment or joke that really tips us off about what they think about us. When Shelly was interviewing for a Lab Technician position, her interviewer dropped a comment on her that set her alarm bells ringing! Shelly says:
She kept telling me that their is a lot of walking with the job. I said Okay. As I was walking back to the trailer with her she made a comment You know as you age your body slows... see more
I had an interview today to be a lab technician. The interviewer young girl . She kept telling me that their is a lot of walking with the job . I said Okay . As I was walking back to the trailer with her she made a comment You know as you age your body slows down and you can not walk as fast as you used too . I am 55 years old
Just signed on to this site and have been getting helpful tips from Elyssa. I though I would share my situation with you to see what you think as well.
I'm 58 and have been in Medical Sales about 23 years. This year I finally had a melt down from stress caused by my job and my MD strongly suggested I leave this profession for Health reasons.
I have a degree is in Public Health and prior to Sales was a Hospital Educator in which... see more
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be seeking employment at an age where you should be planning retirement? I believe that as long as you CAN work you should. I’ll retire when I expire.
I thought I had it in the bag. Education? Check. Experience? Check. Great Interview? Check. Offer? Nope. It's hard for a 66 year old. Believe it.
The Age Strong Workshop and Job Fair series CONTINUES this Saturday!
Workshop: An Overview of Employment Opportunities for the Older Worker: Saturday, Sept 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm (Already held.)
Workshop: Skills Building: Saturday, Oct 5th 10:00am - 2:00pm
Job Fair: Saturday, Oct 19th 10:00am - 2:00pm
The last time I was in a face to face interview with a large medical device company it was handled very professionally. The hiring manager seemed to want to hire me practically on the spot, but he had a younger person interviewing me also. I had answered all of their questions correctly and had all the knowledge of the computer applications they use as well as know all the methods utilized. I was told by the recruiter once it was over that the... see more
I'm tired of applying and not sure if they are even getting the applications. I really would like to hear something. I am 60 yrs old just looking for a small part-time job that is close to my home.