I guess I’m too old for the positions I’m applying for or could it be that I have Masters degree and that intimidating bug bites them? I’ll find something very rewarding
Are You Ready For Management?
Most of us, during some point in our career will face the opportunity to move into a management role. Making the steps up into a management position may not appeal to everyone, but for those who embrace this step, it is an important professional milestone. Before you embark into a leadership position or rush to accept a promotion you've been offered from your employer, you should spend some time to reflect on your…
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
Has anyone had this problem. You nail the interview but, your too old to get hired. I am qualified for positions but, I have been on 5 interviews. Out of the 5 interviews, three of the interviewees were 20 years younger. I am 49, I didn't think that is too old, but, if your manager is going to be in her 30's , she might be intimidated. Or maybe I am overqualified. Praying hard. Anyone else experience this???
The Age Strong Workshop and Job Fair series begins this Saturday!
Workshop: An Overview of Employment Opportunities for the Older Worker: Saturday, Sept 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm
Workshop: Skills Building: Saturday, Oct 5th 10:00am - 2:00pm
Job Fair: Saturday, Oct 19th 10:00am - 2:00pm
If you haven’t already, be sure to register HERE so you have the chance to attend workshops and meet with some excellent companies. Full company list coming soon!
Despite improving job data, older unemployed workers are having more trouble finding work, as companies favor less-experienced, cheaper candidates. Tracy Smith looks into what it takes to find a job for an unemployed baby boomer.
I think I've sent out like 100-200 resumes and maybe getting back about 4 or 5 calls. Starting to wonder if it's my age.
Are there many of you out there that feel as though you've been discriminated against because of age? I am getting the impression that it is happening to me. I have qualifications and have applied for several jobs that are in my field, but no one seems to be interested except marketing firms...which I have no interest in. When I review the marketing firms' websites, they always have people who are young and physically fit. Not someone like…
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.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do in an interview if you think you may be profiled due to your age. Michelle however, has some uncommon advice that she thinks may help you get beyond that first interview.
When your age comes up, and you have all of this education and experience behind you, every job you apply for gets turned down…Here is what I've done, and it works in getting more interviews. Explain that at your age,…