Too old! What????

Hi...Im in a deal quandry.
I'm 61 yrs young and moved to NC 3 yrs ago to work with the military families. 4 months after arriving, I had an emergency leg amputation. Obviously it took a lot to heal, recover, learn to use my prosthetic leg and get on with life.
Well, I've been trying to get hirex since 2018. I know it's the age thing as all the applications ask for yr of HS graduation..omg. They don't even know about my leg. 57 apps later I was…

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Giving up

I am a 41 year old woman and I feel like giving up. I do applications every day and I make through all the processing just to be told I'm over qualified. It seems I can't get a job to save my life. What am I doing wrong?

I spent hours yesterday reviewing emails that each take me to job boards with hundreds of openings, most only loosely related to…

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Sick of interviews

Has anyone had this problem. You nail the interview but, your too old to get hired. I am qualified for positions but, I have been on 5 interviews. Out of the 5 interviews, three of the interviewees were 20 years younger. I am 49, I didn't think that is too old, but, if your manager is going to be in her 30's , she might be intimidated. Or maybe I am overqualified. Praying hard. Anyone else experience this???

Hi Savanah Jenkins - you're not alone in this. Lots of Jobcasers report something similar happening to them in their job search…

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Years of experience, a disadvantage?

I wanted to ask if anyone else has had this problem? When I was young and in high school, I was always taught that if you can build up your experience it'll pay out in the end no matter what. I'm really not seeing this at all...as a matter of fact, I'm seeing my career go backwards and not forwards. I'm willing to take the truth even it if it hurts. I often look back and ask myself, where did I go wrong or where did I fall short? I showed up…

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I feel like they say that, because they will have to PAY you for those yrs of experience, they could get 2 people right out of…

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Ava Chatman This is true but also keep in mind that I've been applying for the last year and a half and would accept a position…

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Which is better, being overqualified or underqualified?

With all these jobs out there, is there any way to underqualify yourself if someone were to say you're overqualified? I don't want to reduce or increase the years of research experience I have under my belt, otherwise, I would see myself as a fraud. For some positions that require up to 10 yrs of experience, what type of person are they looking for? Thanks in advance.

I would not look too much into it. Instead, focus more on the fact that your resume is up to date and you possess the skills and…

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Frustrated by everything

I have been looking for a full time recruiter or training position for over 6 months. I have put in over one hundred plus application. I have had only a few face to face interviews. The problem is interviewers seem to like me and I feel I interviewed well. I know I interview well. However they know I'm older (61) and 99% of the time the interviewer is much younger in their 30's and when I leave I feel good about the interview but never get a…

Hi Gary..you seems to have a wonderful experience.. don't give up..please see websites like ziprecruiter and career bliss and…

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Shilpa Sen Hi Shilpa, thank you for your words of encouragement and advice.

Sincerely,

Gary

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Don’t Give Up

I don’t have the answer for not being able to find a job. I’ve been in the same boat since February 2019. I’m Senior Level Management and my experiences in this quest are exactly like most of you. I’m living on the bare minimum with fears of eviction. I’ve already lost my home. I am a Single Mother with 2 children and I am the sole provider. It’s ugly! I’m either overqualified or I receive promising feedback, then nothing. It’s an emotional…

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Stay positive !
One day the right door will open for you with a golden opportunity. You be given a chance to display your skills…

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Kevin Wright Thank you for the encouragement. I extend my prayers to you.

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Is there such thing as over qualified?

Ive been here in the states for 4 months, I can work legally. Before moving I am a registered nurse in the Philippines. Upon arriving here I am reviewing for my NCLEX to be a registered nurse here as well in the US. While studying I am looking for a part time job, I have been applying everywhere name a restaurant or a coffee shop even in book stores. But they keep telling me I am over qualified for the position they’re offering.

I have a work from home position open. Looking for someone to answer phone calls and get information from callers who are…

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When Told You Are Overqualified...

I don't think there is such a thing as too much experience. There are only companies that don't want to pay you what you are worth. The other side, the consequence is that those companies tend to have a revolving door when it comes to retention of skilled people. This is an ineffective practice due to the effect it has on everyone at any given company, it can only create instability.

I think for most we would prefer not to be in that type of…

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veteran

Thank You very much Patricia Collins.

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Help here

My problem is this whenever I'm told that I'm high on the list for a job and that I'm qualified for a high position in the company but when I go out for the interview I'm always told to await the call but the call never comes and I contact the employees I'm then told I'm overqualified for everything.
But I have my past working against me as well as the fact that I'm disabled due to no fault of my own since being pushed in front of and struck by a…

I think the only thing you can do is to keep applying Patric Stumpf - you can try to redo your resume, apply for different jobs…

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