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... 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
Touting that you have
X years of experience may not bolster a prospective employer's confidence in you. In fact, it can have just the opposite effect! Yes indeed ... It calls attention to your AGE! So be careful! Simply say
I have experience in ... then be specific about your skills and certifications for the job. #ageism #agediscrimination #jobsearch
One of the biggest barriers to finding employment is a preconceived notion. Yes, while age discrimination does occur, it isn't automatically the reason you're not finding a job. Chances are it's something else. This column is very insightful: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2018/03/30/when-do-i-need-to-start-worrying-about-age-discrimination/#70c3c3ae226e #ageism #agediscrimination
I have been searching for a job in private security or law enforcement for more than a year now. I a Marine Corps veteran where I served as a Marine Security Guard at 3 U.S. emabassies, former municipal police officer, former federal law enforcement officer, former high risk security contractor with more than 6 years spent in Afghanistan, more than 7 years of instructing law enforcement officers in the U.S. and overseas and 2 classes away for my... 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?
I have 22 years in the automotive industry and for the last 10 years I have been doing a lot of purchasing due to the demands and changes in the industry. Now that I have graduated with my bachelor's in business I have been applying for buyer/procurement positions (entry level) with bigger companies. I have basically had no luck for a year and I m starting to think it is my age(39). It seems like companies would rather choose a young kid who has... see more
I got laid off of my job as an AP Specialist along with 5 other co workers back in October, 2017. I have been on unemployment ever since then and actively looking for a job. I have applied for what seems like a thousand jobs and gone on numerous interviews. A lot of these interviews I knocked out of the park. But I keep getting the same answer.....We decided to go with a different candidate. Well I am 60 years old with many years experience... see more
I thought I would pass this article along that I think is very helpful to those of you in the job market and especially those of you who have issues regarding age discrimination and what you should or should not include on your resume.
All of these are excellent tips and please pay attention to number 9 which has always been a big pet peeve of... see more
I see lots of Jobcasers talking about ageism and age discrimination by potential employers, but I saw this and thought about how it happens as consumes as well!
Their is no doubt that age Discrimination still exits. The only difference is the employer can't revel that he/she isn't hiring you because of your age. My favorite is your over qualified!! To me that means your over the hill(to old) to be of use to the company. The sad part is the Older Workers have the knowledge, wisdom and outstanding work ethic's. When it's time to work we are their, ready to work. You don't see the Older Workers on their... see more