Im not too old, yet.

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 .

Dont feel alone. Im in the same boat as you are and im 56 years of age. Im about to the point of moving elsewhere because they…

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Gratitude: The Trait That Defines Perspective

Hey Jobcasers,

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…

Timely and important post Gage. I think we all naturally tend to focus on the negative emotions associated with being unemployed-…

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Age Disclosure on Applications?

Hey Todd Tolford , we just got this alarming information from Chris Bolton about age related questions on applications, see Ageism.

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…

Ageism

I just got asked my age on an application with Geico! WOW!!

Bold move! How was the question framed? Did they ask you to enter your birth date or the flat out “How old are you” question?

I…

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This is very concerning Chris Bolton . I haven’t heard of other companies demanding this type of information on applications…

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Feeling old

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?

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Go to your local Library, they usually offer free computer training. You can do this. We are still valuable.

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Bus times & age

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…

Hi Susan Estrada ! If you’re interested in working from home here are a few positions I can recommend!

Convergys - Full and…

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How to reply: "When did you graduate from high school?"

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."

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I don’t quite remember it. The only thing that I remember that it was tough. And I don’t know whether I can do it again. You can’t…

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What happens when this happens?

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 dinosaur age.

Anyone else ever get these kind of remarks? Any feedback or advice would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks.

I would use a different recruiter. There are a lot of asshole recruiters out there who think they are something special. I…

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5th second interview

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!!

John Minichiello I would like to suggest that you reach out to the hiring managers with whom you have met and ask why you were not…

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The "hidden job market": a tip for older jobseekers ...

... 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…

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This is a great tip. I have helped people get a job from where I have previously worked because they told me they were looking for…

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Interviews

It is hard to get hired if you are over 40!

Agreed. I had a recruiter tell me to remove the dates by college and only go back 10 years on resume to keep age bias away.

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Gerald Graham . I did remove College Dates. I couldn't remove the first job because the portfolio that the company had helped me…

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