I'm only 62. Not in the grave yet !!
Have put my application out all over this area. I'm trying to keep close enough to where I live so I don't have to drive too far. Only looking for part time. Always loved all the people I've met where ever I've worked through the years. But....its been a long wait so far. I look around and see alot of younger people working , I'm proud they are but don't forget we older citizen's have a lot to give yet .
Today I'd like to talk about something that seems a little difficult in our search for the next best employment opportunity: Gratitude.
Gratitude is perhaps one of the most difficult things to muster up during a rigorous and harrowing experience such as unemployment, homelessness, and similar events, but I would argue that it is perhaps the most important thing to muster up--more than hope, more than tenacity, more than even…
Question… are employers allowed (legally) to ask directly or indirectly about an applicants age on the application?
If yes, what’s the reasoning? Also, would you recommend any strategies to overcome age(ism) recruiting?
Your feedback and professional advice around this very concerning issue is greatly…
I just got asked my age on an application with Geico! WOW!!
I'm 57 years old getting back into the restaurant business boy do I feel like I've been punched in the gut!Discrimination is so real these younger people are so horrible made me feel like I'm stupid .The computers are not my best thing but I can keep up as far as taking care of customers and then some .How many of you are feeling my pain?
I live in the burbs of Chicago and am seeking employment. Here's the issue, I don't have a car and everything that would be a good for for me is too far away by bus. One position I know I would have been perfect for is 32 minutes away by car, BUT 6 1/2 hours away by bus/train/bus and walking, another position would have me leaving my house at 8:45pm to get there by 7:15am, I mean what the hell, when would I sleep, or even eat!! Please don't…
If this question arises during an interview, politely reply:
Apparently you have a reason for asking, may I ask what it is? It is more tactful that saying:Why?
and shifts the question back to the employer. Another tip,Oh, I could obtain a copy of my diploma (transcript, etc) if necessary."
Was on the phone with a job recruiter 2 days ago and he went through the normal questions and routine of a phone interview and had asked me when I graduated college. I told him 1999 and he told me I was from the
Anyone else ever get these kind of remarks? Any feedback or advice would greatly be appreciated.
When I was younger I aced the first interview and then they hired me but now that I turned 50, it seems like 2 great interviews and nothing? Cannot tell what’s going on but so far keeping positive and thankful that everyone on here is trying to give me advice. Just a father of 2 girls that need me to get a good job and being the best father I can be!!
... and to ALL of you for that matter!! If you are not actively networking with friends, family and other associates you may be missing THE opportunity to land that new job! Let the people in your circle know you are looking for work and ask if they have leads or can introduce you to business owners or hiring managers.
It IS who you know -- and you'd be surprised at the introductions and referrals you can find just by asking. Who should you…