Older workers

I obtained through hard work a Bachelors degree after working in many fields five years ago. It seems that now the newly graduated twenty somethings are being put into fields that previously required MLS, MSW and other areas aka County positions as unexperienced workers. I have been substitute teaching since graduation. Some of us older workers need the paycheck to make ends meet.

Hi @SusanBrakefield, that's definitely frustrating. I would keep at the job search because I hope you will find the dream job you…

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Do not burn Bridges

When you do good, Good comes right back at you. People always remember what you said. whether good or bad but in the back of their mind, there are seeds planted of what's been done. I am not necessarily speaking of materialistic things but the little things day by day. It goes a long way! Try not to burn that bridge, you may never know what the future holds.

#ActofKindness #justthelittethings
#donotburnbridges

Tell it like it is!!! This will always backfire!!

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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 have to believe this is true. I have had numerous interviews recently that I thought went rather well. I am told I am scoring…

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Older worker? Become "age-neutral" in your thinking!

If you are an unemployed older adult, it's easy to assume ageism or age discrimination when you're turned down for jobs time after time. Yes age discrimination does exist but it is not the barrier EVERY time. Don't let a presumption of they'll think I'm too old hold you back. And don't let it cloud your thinking and your analysis of what you can improve in order to become a more desirable candidate. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/should-age-neutr

I think once you get it into your head that you can't do something and that others will treat you differently that is exactly how…

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How do you showcase your experience without spotlighting your age?

Good question! TopResume has some ideas for you. Take a look at their sample executive-level resume to see how you can develop yours: https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/10-powerful-changes-for-your-senior-level-resume #ageism #olderworkers #resumetips

You're too young to ask such a question...as of now do not respond to anything that sounds biased towards discrimination - those…

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How do you showcase your experience without spotlighting your age?

Good question! TopResume has some ideas for you. Take a look at their sample executive-level resume to see how you can develop yours: https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/10-powerful-changes-for-your-senior-level-resume #ageism #olderworkers #resumetips

Please note, even if your resume is world class, they may not ask you your date of birth, but they will ask what year you…

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You didn’t bring your “A” game to the interview!!

If you’re older like me than sometimes you believe you’re more qualified than the person who is interviewing you. Hey it happens! They are often younger than us and it’s slightly embarrassing. You might cop an attitude, maybe without even realizing it. You might even try to tell them why their job description is faulty in some way, or unrealistic, even.

Don’t.

If the person interviewing you IS younger, you could come across as condescending…

Excellent advice, Donald! Researching a company is key to feeling confident in an interview. The less confident you feel, the more…

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To all the folks of a certain age and above.

I want to encourage older persons DO NET give up. I was unemployed for 3 months and lost heart on more than one occasion. I picked myself up, dusted off and went to the next interview as if I was still employed, yes, I had to answer why I wasn't, and why I was terminated (didn't know enough about circuit boards and cables). I persevered and I got the job, with a $5K raise. I am 57, so believe in yourself and show why you are the better choice…

What an inspiring story! Thank you for sharing, Edrie!

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Thank you Genevieve. I spent almost 2 years working temporary, until March and I was stuck in the middle of the wanted less…

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