Combatting Age Discrimination in Hiring!

Plain and simple! There is serious age discrimination in the hiring process where more seasoned and experienced workers, all around the U.S., are being shut out from gainful employment due to age bias. In my opinion, this is one of the most important issues of our time. This should be fought! Any ideas?

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I'm 58

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Get it in Writing.

You got the job offer, you are so excited. But did you really get the job offer?

Companies that are on the up and up will always, not sometimes but always do the following:
Send you a job offer, and what is included in that letter is Critical;. Keep that letter, make copies. Hopefully, you will not need to point anything out that is not being done.

Job offers can vary but they should at a minimum have the following information.

Start date…

Most jobs, for that matter most businesses, want an individual for hire to have great customer service skills, networking stills…

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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:

#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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What's wrong with me?

I am an Honorably discharged Veteran, and I am 69 years of age. I am in need of employment! Social security doesn't pay the bills. I don't have my own vehicle, so that limits my search. I have applied at the businesses in my neighborhood, and I have been interviewed many times.
I have to walk. I walk with a cane. I am clean-cut, I answer their questions.
Honestly, I wonder if it is my speech, my silver hair, the way I dress, my age, or my cane…


All the Above they're not supposed to discriminate but they do

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Senior seeking employment.

For most of my career, I was a transportation specialist. The road took away from me more than it ever gave back in terms of my health. I never slept right ate right or got enough exercise. I developed type two diabetes and suffer from arthritis, however over the past several years I have made considerable strides and am considering entering the job market but so far have been unsuccessful. I am a self-starter, relatively intelligent, honest and…

Hi Carl Bailey ! I am so sorry to hear that things have been difficult lately. It's never too late to eat right and get exercise…

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Holy cow!

I took early retirement from my academic job to
go into business( not working), have reentered teaching as an adjunct(Sociology- I have a PhD) . I like teaching Sociology. Adjunct work- they pull the rug out from you for just about any reason - whether or not you perform well or not. I need to get into some other type of work
But need job counseling , and I am broke . Any suggestions? I’m really struggling


Age Discrimination

I am 58 ...and go with 3 strikes against me as I job hunt...i am not cute a female nor young enough

I'm sorry you feel that way Mark Fahley , keep your head up and keep trying, eventually you'll get the job you want!

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Goodwill jobs

I'm 65 working at McDonald's cleaning the lobby. Doing it for 15 years now.
Would like something not as physical.
Have Cerebral palsy all my life.
Worked at bank for almost 20 yrs.
The jobs I did are being phased out.
Any suggestions? Thank you

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Hi Pam Schuster , check out these Godwill job openings near you. Or, go to the Jobcase job search tool, where you can enter…

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Counseling, psychology,people person

I am a senior citizen with many talents and abilities.looking for part time work.

Hi Waylon Carlisle ,

Have you tried using the job search tool here on Jobcase?

Just follow these steps!

1. Click on Jobs &amp…

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Am I still employable at 59 years old

I have not had success in my pursuit of gaining new employment. Am I alone in this experience?

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You are not alone at all.

There are PLENTY of people above the age of 50 (above 40 really) that are searching for jobs, and…

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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.

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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