End of The Line

So, I am one of those 'older folks' who worked for a large corporation for nearly 20 years only to be cut due to downsizing. Since this happened a few years back I have been through two other downsizing's at companies, I worked at one for a year and another less than 6 months. I've been passed over so many times for jobs, losing out to younger folk it's ridiculous. You mention to someone you think age plays a factor and they look at you like you…

Same situation happened to me. So I understand exactly how you feel. It is tough. It took me a long time to accept the situation.

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Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

An effective elevator pitch contains clear language that your listener understands and is personalized for the intended audience.

I have composed an outline below designed to help you craft your pitch and have included mine as an example. Once you customize your pitch, practice it until it rolls off your tongue smooth as ice...

Elevator Pitch Structure: 15-20 second verbal business card.

  1. Summary label (professional definition).
  2. Where you've…
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AGE Discrimination

Companys will ask the daring question from a discrimintion????
Age Discrimination in the State of Florida. If you are above the age of 45, you may have experienced age discrimination. ... Despite the fact that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 makes it illegal to discriminate against those who are over the age of 40, age discrimination is very real.Apr 30, 2018

This is very true especially Education Online, Most of these agencies are American owned having bases throughout Asia. China being…

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Peter Morrison Wow -- your thinking is SO off the mark. There is nothing at all racist or discriminatory in the parameters and…

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Over 50 and looking for a new job? Avoid these 8 resume mistakes

When was the last time you overhauled your resume? As an older, more experienced job hunter, it’s not enough to simply change a few dates and descriptions when you start looking for a new position. The resume style and design that got you in the door years ago can make you look downright prehistoric now.

It’s tough enough out there already: Unemployed job hunters age 55 to 64 spend a median of 34.5 weeks looking for work, vs 22.2 weeks for…

Thank you for sharing this with those Jobcasers who may really need this info Steven Ransom !

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I’m 64: Will you hire me anyway?

You’d never know it looking at me or talking to me, but… I’m 64! I learned a while ago to take any reference to my age off my resume, but as I list all my relevant positions and achievements, the reader has to figure, “This guy’s gotta be, like, over 60!” and boom, I’m done. The achievements, the relevant jobs, the references… buh-bye! I don’t know how to overcome this age discrimination without any opportunity for me to respond to it.

I…

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Jobseekers let's have a discussion: Would you agree or disagree?

Does the hiring manager need to become educated as to what

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Steven Ransom I would say absolutely they need to educate themselves and that is a recruiters job to find the BEST candidate. Age…

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Using "Ageism" to Your Advantage!

You have seen me post about it. You have seen me comment on it. I honestly didn't believe ageism was a real thing; until- it happened to me. It is devastating, confusing, upsetting. (As if turning 50 isn't bad enough, its 50+ and unemployed (some of us for the first time in our lives!) and the depression that follows is debilitating.

Enter: The Consultant Phase of your career!!!

You are the expert in your niche. You are the experience that…

I'll try it!

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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. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/should-age-neutr

I think once you get it into your head that you can't do something and that others will treat you differently that is exactly how…

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Can’t get work due to my age

I am a retired business owner that sold a successful multi line appraisal and private investigators agency . I had the above firm for over 40 years. I have mad skills in both areas and can’t get a job in my respective fields full or part time due to my age (75).i am in good health, anxious to work full or part time. The only jobs I can get are minimum wage at Home Depot or Publix. Not for me. Any advice

If you have a home office, you might consider working from home in your field. There are many companies offering this type of job…

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Laila Nashat thank you for the information!

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Seven (7) Tips To Overcoming Ageism In Your Job Search

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It is no secret: companies who cultivate a greater balance in the diversity of their people and ideas evolve at a much more productive pace and benefit ...

This is a fantastic article Steven Ransom ! Very good info, thanks for sharing!

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I have been looking for a job for 18 months. I am 52. I cannot find anything. I have applied to over 500 jobs. I get interviews but no job. Advice welcome

Hi julie Nicholson ,

If you feel exhausted from looking for a full-time position it might be time to step back and consider…

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