Observation has led me to the conclusion that the larger majority on this site are 40 somethings, or younger. It would be helpful to get insight from younger career oriented individuals on the struggles of those of us who are 55+, trying to re-invent ourselves, (very possibly for the 3rd or 4th time), especially more so it seems for women, and having great difficulty in doing so.

Anyone would think that the job market as it now stands, with more... see more

I am 53, and with all my experience out in the mental health fields is still not enough. Employers want specifics... see more

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When you’re out there in today’s market trying to find employment you’re oblivious to others looking right along side of you. It can be intense, frustrating and depressing. Especially when you have a family to care for and bills to pay.

I find stepping back, re-evaluating your skill set and making changes to your key words helps. I recently found an old resume from 14 years ago that showcased skills I hadn’t used in some time and I do plan on... see more

On a good news note, after 90 + days on working the unemployed trenches, an employment offer was handed to me... see more

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Rafael Castaneda Congrats Rafael, I wish you all the best!

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I've been looking for work since October of 2018, I may be in my 60's but still strong and active and want to work. My field is shipping and receiving for 30 years which I enjoy doing, do not know why I haven't been hire yet.

Sorry to hear that, but how do they know your age?

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I don’t care that I’m 68 years old…..I'm like a fine wine! I get BETTER with age!! I believe I was facing age discrimination in my job search for the last year or so until I realized that I was half the problem!

I wasn’t staying positive and coming to interviews prepared to show them that I am just as able to complete the job as someone half my age. One tip I do have that I would like to share with you all is to UPDATE YOUR RESUME!

Take off... see more

Congratulations, and thank you for being an inspiration to other job-seekers over the age of 65! Your resume advice... see more

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Sometimes an interviewer will make an off-color comment or joke that really tips us off about what they think about us. When Shelly was interviewing for a Lab Technician position, her interviewer dropped a comment on her that set her alarm bells ringing! Shelly says:

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... see more

You start out by saying that an interviewer will make an off-color joke or remark, which didn't actually occur in... see more

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I’m a Nurse Practitioner with a Masters degree and 28 years of experience. I left my last job after 8 1/2 years and have been applying for just about everything within a 20 mile radius of my home. I get lots of phone interviews, most of which lead to “in person” interviews, all of which have been followed by “while we are impressed with your credentials, we are pursuing other candidates at this time” letters. I guess I should mention that I will... see more

If thats what makes you happy after all its your money and your face good luck.

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Don’t emphasize your length of experience, emphasize your capabilities!

Highlight the accomplishments you’ve achieved over the years and demonstrate your worth. Be sure to show genuine excitement about the work that you do. Instead of discussing how many years you’ve been in the field, say something like this:

This is my sweet spot! I’m thrilled about the potential of being able to bring my skills to the team! I love working within a dynamic... see more

Best stafflng sucks.

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I am starting over after 23 years at home and raising kids and being a helpful wife to my husband of 25 years. Now, I find myself needing to get a job and although I have lots of experience in many areas... I keep getting denied. I think my resume is sabotaging
me! I need help understanding how to present a 50+ year old who is young at heart and very willing to learn and work. I need income in order to provide for my 4 daughters.

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I’m over 50 too! Looking to find a new job. If you can do not elude to your age. You may have to do a functional... see more

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I have started to fill out applications on line and although they can't ask your age they do ask the year you graduated high school. I was in class of 78, anybody want guess my age? Seems wrong...thoughts?

I agree about ageism, it's definitely a factor in job hunting, doesn't seem to mattend what experience you have... see more

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... 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... see more

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Another good networking avenue not listed: former employers! As long as you left on good terms, gave your two... see more

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No, no, I’m not asking you to break out the crop top and start using the latest tween lingo. But I AM encouraging you to stay up to date on current trends and technology! :)

It’s no secret that companies who have greater diversity in their employees evolve more rapidly and successfully. However, age discrimination (or ageism) is a real hardship that many of those in the workforce struggle with.

Show them you’re just as knowledgeable as any... see more

thank Alyssa

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