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

I hate when people use race as an excuse it complete b.s. the black card just sounds completely stupid and... see more

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Thanks for you story Avalon.

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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

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What is ageism.

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Rody Larcade Also known as age discrimination :)

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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

This is a great read Lois Martin - thank you for sharing.

There are certainly many members in the community who... see more

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Matt Bornhorst And thank you Matt. I hope this article will 'connect' with those who need it.

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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

Disney is hiring right now. It’s unarmed security but it pays good.

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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?

You don't have to answer that, and they know that. But nobody gets on their case about it. You can always say, I... see more

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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

Could you try a short version of your resume? One just mentioning your degree and what you've been doing near or... see more

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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

thnks for the information good luck happy newyears

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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.

https://m-huffpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b649fe2e4b0b15abaa2e83e/amp

All of these are excellent tips and please pay attention to number 9 which has always been a big pet peeve of... see more

Awesome tips! I use all of them when transforming resumes for people

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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!

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/30/appeals-court-rules-that-tinders-pricing-violates-age-discrimination-laws/

#ageism #agediscrimination #tinder

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

veteran

That's similar to what I learned: limit your portfolio to the last ten years, fifteen if you've been with few... see more

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