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Seekig advice on resume and frank discussion on age !

Hi everyone, if you have a moment to spare…I am seeking your advice. I am 67 yrs old..will complete my my MA in History ( Public History concentration) within next 4 months - my BA is in Sociology..for the past 25 years I have not been employed as I was caring for my seriously ill parents whom have both passed away- my previous employment history includes property management, strong marketing and leasing skills and my dream job,Head Start teacher/director- the wife of a disabled veteran, I need to get some income coming in.. my questions for you are:

  1. will anyone be interested in hiring me at my rather " advanced" age?
  2. Is it possible to find remote online employment in research and composition? ( husband is not able to be alone for out of the home work)
  3. how do I address the quite obvious lapse in employment on my resume? I would so much appreciate some guidance..feeling a bit overwhelmed at this point! thank you, Debbie Cruz
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Tina Hanscome
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Be honest. Taking care of loved ones is not easy. Make sure you list it as a PA or Personal assistant and who you took care of. You may not have gotten paid but it was a job. Stay positive in you interview and relax.

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Mitchell Summerlin
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Taking care of another human being shows compassion as well as competence and endurance. A morally upright potential employer will recognize that. I predict you will be fine.

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Eagerly Searching for a new beginning

I have over 25 years of experience in non-profit community building initiatives and relationships. After a prolonged period of medical disability I’m trying to get back on track. I live in Phoenix, AZ with very few real connections here. Any ideas?

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Janelle Gomez
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Have you looked into jobs with the city or school district? Sometimes they are looking for liaisons and advocates.

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Hey Shawn- have you checked out the AZ Alliance for NonProfit? Try this job link on their site: https://arizonanonprofits-jobs.careerwebsite.com/

Good luck!

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I am an educated witty strong Independent woman. I am graduted from high school, had vocational training in web design and computer software be like the windows Excel and power point. I have enough ambition and able to learn and adapt to anything I put my mind to. I am a hard worker a problem.solver and outgoing. I make a great leader and present myself as a friendly person.y biggest problem is my past and my gapes in my employment and the different types of employment I have had is so much different one from the other. I always have e a great go at most of the job Interview and have even.been hired, only.to.be denied or let down later when my back ground check come back. It's discouraging and exhausting how often I am actually turned away or down due toy.past. I really need to feed my brain and educated my self in order to feel the satisfaction.of success in my heart to be all the way complete Inside. What kind.i.do toakw.sure I can have a better result then what i have been getting #motivation

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Cristobal Patiño
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Don't worry, you're not the only one that Companies have done this to. Companies are doing this to a lot of Good People Today. Companies are willing to cut their Good Employees throat, just to pocket more .Don't worry, it will come back to bite them back in the butt.

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Deanna Stover
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No, see I have a crimnal record that is extended fr the years when I had a really traumatic.evwnt happen in my life and I just self destructed. By the team I reliezed what I was going thru and what had happened it was too late

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How do I address my obvious lapse in employment?

New member Debbie Cruz raises some pretty serious concerns in her recent post Seeking advice on resume and frank discussion on age !.

"will anyone be interested in hiring me at my rather advanced age?"

Extended lapse in employment to care for ailing parents and/or Loved ones, re-entering the workforce in a new profession at an advanced age, finding work life or manageable work/life balance are a series of concerns affecting job seekers of all ages today.

How do qualified candidates like Debbie attract employer attention and remain competitive in todays impersonal and highly automated employment community?

Your suggestions, comments, and tips are greatly appreciated! Thanks in Advance!

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Steven Steinfeld
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There are 7.3M open jobs and only 5.9M job seekers. Employers are therefore more open than ever in hiring older workers. You do however need to go about your job search smartly. For step by step guidance, check out my book 3 Steps to Your Best Job Ever- Over 40 and Hired Edition on Amazon and Kindle. Good Luck!

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Debbie Cruz
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Thank you so very much Mr. Pina for your time and interest in helping me! I appreciate it greatly and look forward to any feedback, Debbie Cruz

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Next time...minimum resume

Well, the next time I apply for a no experience job with a minimum highschool diploma, I will not add my Bachelor degree. That makes me disqualified for the job. Once, it was $100,000 per year in Boulder...... I was bloody over qualified. Only a person of lower education was qualified to do the job.

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Mark M
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hmmm...I wonder if that could be what i'm doing wrong. I am trying to land a job as well and my resume is great. I just haven't had any luck receiving callbacks or emails.

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Glenda Gie
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Hi Marcus, I am also in transition professionally. At the career center, I am going to recommend ONET Resource Center Guide (www.onetonline.org) search for the specific job you are looking for to get the keywords that must appear in your resume. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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Advices

Hello,I am Boris. Reside at Estrella mountains Goodyear. I am new here and still under immigration proceedings .i get really lonely home now doing nothing as I don’t yet have a work authorization. I really need to get busy and I will welcome any help from someone out there and will also love any volunteering .

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Lenin Pina
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Hi Fon Boris , there aren't too many US companies offering VISA sponsorships right now unfortunately but volunteer options may still be available to you. Check out the Volunteers of America website and see what's available in your area. Best of Luck to you Fon Boris !!

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What do YOU want to know more about?

Hopefully you've all noticed some of the exciting changes that have happened in our Community over the last few weeks! One of my favorite additions is the ability for the Jobcase Team to produce ARTICLES!

So far we've covered topics such as

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What else should we discuss?! Comment below!

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Cynthia Brown
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Also I have had a headache all day fever I hope it not but likely I feel worse bye the minute

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Eric W
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Good resource WITHSTOOD

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I am excited to begin this job search!

It's been 7 years but a new chapter is welcomed. Wishing those out there also on the job hunt the best of luck!

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Matt Coccoluto
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Great to see the enthusiasm and positivity. Good luck!

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Lenin Pina
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Your Positive Energy and Optimism is a clear indicator that you're going to have a successful new job search journey Geovanny Martinez ! BTW... the statements you wrote in the summary section of your profile is Outstanding!! Well Done.

Please feel free to connect with this community if you have any questions throughout your process or simply stop to share an update on your progress. :-)

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Depressed

I hate this I been in Ohio over a year been filling out applications I even belong to a company who's helping me I have a big gap in employment so that's what's killing me I'm sure and I have a learning disability I'm about to give up

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Ken Sakamoto
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Hi Amy, Have to tried the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for assistance? Wishing you the very best.

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Amy Dorsey
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I belong to them as of today I have a job!!!

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The aftermath of COVID: What worries you?

Around the world, governments are beginning to explore ways to safely re-open the economy. As a result, people are preparing to head back to work.

As we start to take steps towards bringing normalcy back to our lives post-Coronavirus, what is concerning YOU as you either A) enter back into the workforce or B) resume your job search?

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Stanley DeCoster
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I am a Northeastern U.grad with a 40-year, award-winning career in journalism. Retired, I still enjoy writing. Would be interested in a part-time job in writing or public relations.I haven’t gotten older; I’ve gotten better.

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JOEL DAVID
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Having a reputable and satisfying job

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