Age Discrimination? I used to use that as an excuse too.

BE RELEVANT

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…

I’m 71 and I’ve been looking for awhile for a job. And I keep being told they think I’m to old

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Darlene Masters Adjust and use your personal talents in a way that benefits ytsey ou. WrIte? Get writing jobs (Freelancer.com) or…

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Two truckers share their stories

Meet Nailah and Martin!

Two different people who truly love what they do, which is driving a truck.

Sometimes in life, you need to think outside of the box.

When a friend suggested that Nailah attend truck driving school she stood in front of her in high heels and a dress and thought NO way was this for her. Today she happily says, “I am in a place where I don’t have to want for anything. I am happy. I don’t have bill collectors calling me…

Yes..this is true...but you can not share your good things to haters! It can be a family member...

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am I too old?

700 resumes later and still Mo full time work. At age 48, tell me, am I just being bypassed because I'm pleasingly plump and 48 years old? Doesn't matter the years of experience now..this is crazy..so I put myself back into school taking a Human Resource course. Needless to say one test took 45 minutes for me to pass! Lollol. Anyone else out there experiencing the same thing? Restless in MD...

I am 47 with tons of office experience. I've been applying, steadily, everyday, ALL DAY, for a couple mths & still haven't heard…

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Agism

I want to just say, agism is real. Before I turned 40, I could apply for a position and immediately get a response. I have over 15 years in customer service experience alone in a variety of fields. All of my experience translates to any of the positions I’ve applied to. When I do get calls to interview, the recruiter seems eager to get me in to speak to me, (the few jobs that don’t find a way to figure out how old you are right away; some even…

If you enjoy customer service Fawn M check out these work from home positions!

Convergys - Full and part-time job opportunities…

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Age-Proofing Your Resume. ...

AARP now offers a bit of resume advice and professional writing service to help baby boomers feel more comfortable applying and interviewing for new jobs.

  • Writing a resume can be difficult for everyone, but for those 50 years of age or older, it can be even more difficult. Maybe they've been out of the workforce for some time, or they haven't been able to keep up with the latest processes and technologies.

The good news is that AARP and Top

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I always thought it was illegal to ask age and race but now I find companies will ask what year did you graduate from high school…

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Ageism as a barrier to high-paying work

Hi all, my name is Allana Akhtar and I'm a reporter at Business Insider.

I just published a report on how ageism, not a skills gap, is the biggest barrier to keeping older adults from high-paying work. (& I even got some help from Jobcase CEO Fred Goff).

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Here's the story: https://www.businessinsider.com/retraining-doesnt-help-older-workers-find-jobs-because-of-ageism-2019-5

#ageism #seniors #skillsgap #olderwo

I am 53 years old with over 30 years experience in the Administrative Professional field. I was laid off after 3 years working in…

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The best way to battle age discrimination: stay relevant!

Over 40? Over 50? Do you sense that your job is insecure? Or have you lost your job? You may think age discrimination -- but is it your age? Or is it actually that you've lost touch with your industry -- and with your co-workers? Are you keeping up with technology? Or have you become complacent? Have you stopped taking care of yourself and your appearance? Did you start taking your job for granted only to discover nothing is a sure thing?

This…

Lois,
Very good article. People can reinvent their job skills and even better themselves by continuing their education no matter…

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I never lie

I had an interview at Green Valley Ranch and casino for a promotional job. All the ladies in that position are up in years.and I thought I'd fit right in. I never heard from them so in the meantime I applied for other positions at different casino's . They asked me when.I graduated and I said 1947. They immediately said thank you for your time and hung up. Does that tell you something? There is still discrimination in the working force…

WOW that's so disappointing!!!!!

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Can’t get the jobs

I have been on 8 interviews and no job offers! I have an impressive resume but they always choose another applicant. I think I will commute to another State where jobs are plentiful. There is one problem, I aim over 50 yrs old but look under. What should I do? I really need a job!

It sounds like something is happening in the interview where you are lacking perhaps a skill or not forging that connection. I…

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MAKE THE WORKFORCE BETTER WITH OUR EXPERIENCE

We supply the know how and the knowledge
We are not older we are better because we have lived it, know it and experienced it.
We are assets and we will be an asset to any company.

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This is so very true K Anderson - and it is a great reminder for those who are older on their search who are starting to lose…

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Matt Bornhorst Thanks Matt

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Finally!!

After losing my position of 15 years at 53 years old, I found the job market tough. The search was so tough that I started to doubt my own worth. Back in the day, you were able to market yourself face to face. The process now is very different. I have learned a lot since starting my job search in December. I was desperate and was willing to take any job at any pay......no offers. My previous position paid 22 hour. Finally I was offered and…

Teresa-thank you for writing this-it is so ugly after a certain age. I am so happy for you! Best of luck with your new job-I'm…

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