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#Ageism I Need Your Help.

Hello community, the more time I spend around the topic of ageism the more, frustrated, disheartened and even angered I get. My passion on Jobcase is sharing any discoveries, tips, and strategies I use personally or come across so we can all take individual action toward personal success, however, I can't help but think we have to do something more.

Here is what I know: I know for sure the Jobcase staff is fully aware of this issue and actively looking to help move the needle in our country. This is a great company and serious about helping. I want to also help but I'm short on ideas for a larger impact beyond my tips and strategies.

This is our time to mastermind. Please post any solutions, resources needed or just anything you can think of that may help counteract ageism. All opinions are welcome and I ask to please be kind to others' opinions.

TAKE ACTION: As a comment below please share any ideas, on how we as a community in this great country can ensure us older folks are receiving fair and equal treatment in the workforce. Please share no matter how far fetched or unrealistic your idea may seem.

Thank you in advance for your help and here's to "being the hero of your story!"

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Robert Mock
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Let’s see if I can pull this off

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Cyndi Washington
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As a country we do not value the experience our senior population. I am on my sixities and chose to leave an uncomfortable work environment 2 months ago. I have applied for positions I am more than qualified as I have 40 years experience in health care. I don't even get a rejection letter, nothing. Maybe the hiring manager thinks I am too old to read. Companies say they want experience but I think they prefer to hire a less experienced person for lower wage. We must stop thinking of our seniors as having no value. We have lived through some crazy times, learned from experience and understand it is not always about money. We are also as a generation much more loyal.

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Stephen Mc Caffery
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As a physician who both understands and knows health policy, and active in patient care, I have seen effects of bad policy on the patient population is not even considered for a position as a health policy advisor or coordinator by consulting firms who contracted by the federal government. They prefer the over paid health care executives who are responsible for the bad policy decisions that is destroying healthcare or prefer they young people with a watered down college degree who may know everything about their cell phones but lack healthcare experience to help formulate health care policy that will affect millions of Americans

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Lori T
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I find that alot of the job boards online require you to add your age. Does Jobcase do that

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Jamie Avery
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I think I get looked over for a lot of jobs because of my age

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Charles Ridal
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I have the same problem. Was laid off 3 years ago. Have great experience and have only 3 interviews while applying for over 100 jobs. Not sure what to do next.

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Vickey Zwall
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I don’t normally post on anything but after over 25 years as an admin in several different types of businesses which includes the last 5 years with a bank, I can’t even get hired to be a teller. I have filled out over 350 online applications, have had several scams tried on me, am registered with several temp agencies, but no one will come out and state I am overqualified and of course, the age thing. I just need a job. To young for early social security-to old to find a job-really.......if I don’t care that it is a lesser job with less pay and I have applied for it...shouldn’t that prove that I am willing to do the job!!! Guess not. Hopefully I will find something shortly. Not working is depressing especially for me since I have had a job since I was 15 years old and now I feel like I am worthless. You can only take so much ghosting or thank you but no thanks months later. Thanks for letting me vent.

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Chris Barott
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I'm 44 and have been out of the workforce for a decade due to disability. I'm looking to get back in and my biggest hurdle is job history. I find it difficult to address my disability and job absence as of late. Gaps in employment history seem to be a restrictor to employment. What do I do but start over at the bottom of the ladder? Please help. Advice and comments welcome.

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Berthenia Jackson
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Use some of the things that you have been doing since you have been out of work and transfer them as workable skills. For example, if you have been taking care of your home you can explain how you have been managing a household which can be a job in itself. Most employers just want to know if you can do the job efficiently. They are not allowed to discriminate based om disability. Good luck.

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Deanna Briggs
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I thought I'd share this article I saw today with the folks on this thread, as it has some good tips on fighting age discrimination.

I'll summarize them here: 1.) Be a lifelong learner: You can do this in so many ways, even by reading books in your domain from your library (use your tax dollars at work). 2.) Be success-oriented: This includes being open to change. Why not think of a story to tell about feedback you received, what you did with that feedback, and an improved outcome as a result of your actions? Who wouldn't be happy hearing that?!? 3.) Enthusiasm: I think this one is simple, in that enthusiasm is contagious. When you're excited, telling folks you're interviewing with about your ideas and your stories, this really makes you shine as a candidate!

Good Luck!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinryan/2020/02/26/over-40-how-to-beat-age-discrimination/#3221961e5c35

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