I am glad this group exists because I just graduated from online college in 2016 with my Associate degree in Medical Reimbursement Technology at the age of 50 and even though I am working, I am a temp and not in my field of study. I am actively looking for work in healthcare and I am not giving up but sometimes you think about your age and wonder how the employer is looking at you. I know that I am a hard worker because to go back to school at... see more
Quit Your Job Properly
There are proper ways to do everything and that includes quitting your job. The manner in which you leave your job has professional implications. In addition, you must consider personal matters, especially regarding finances and your health care.
It pays to think about your exit strategy as part of your overall career plan, now and at future steps along the way.
Determine when to inform your boss. When you decide it is... see more
Make new skill sets. Never stop training your self and staying current. Ever.
You can’t. You’re “old”. Without skills? You have ... “experience”...in something.
Be knowledgeable about what you need to know for the job you want. There’s a laundry list of software, I should know if I want to progress and make more money. So I learn. On my own. I go to Meetup(s) to network and meet others doing the same as me. And when I think... see more
Hi. I just want everyone to know that you are never too old to find that perfect job. I just turned 49 a few weeks ago. Last week I started a new job cooking in a soup kitchen. I am the Meals Coordinator and have free reign to make whatever I want. I only see my boss during meals service. No one ever comes to the kitchen and leaves me alone. There is nothing worse, to me, than being micromanaged. I need my autonomy. Anyway, this is the best job... see more
I went for a job interview that I was well qualified for and the Hiring manager asked me if I was 51? Well they said that they will call me in a week.It has been almost 3 weeks no call. was her asking me my age discrimination?
Has anyone over age 50, with diverse job experience, looking for part time work, experienced age discrimination in work place? Most jobs go to the younger employees with advancement opportunities. I just want supplemental income at this point. Any advice to ace interview?
I am 60's and even though I don't look it. I can't find a job that would pay me enough to make my dream come true, I can be a housekeeper, custodial, landscaper, or even an office aide. But who would hire me. I am tried of looking for a good paying job. I can be a adminstrator assistance. I would love to be someone assistance in keeping their house clean and doing errands for them , it doesn't matter a male or a female. A rich person I perfer... see more
I have read and been told that once you turn 50 I will have a difficult time finding a job that fits my experience level and education level just because of my age.
I am starting to believe this as I have been searching for months and nothing. I am not sure what to do. I am to young to retire and can not afford to.
I want to tell you what I have learned by first hand experience regarding job hunting... First of all I spent way too many hours combing through emails that I receive daily or more. I applied for many so called job recommendations from every Tom, Dick and Harry job website that I received and fit their qualifications. I felt much accomplishment for applying to 20 to 40 jobs a day. It would open up communication per my home and cell phone... see more
I am almost 64 and have had seventeen addresses in the last 45 years. I have followed my husband in his search for jobs and advancement. I have had many jobs in many fields..and you are never too old to want to work or find work that is meaningful to you.