Great article, and thanks for sharing, Allana! The Baby Boomers are forced basically to still work as the article clearly pointed out that there is not much of a nest egg for older Americans since they probably exhausted their life savings on everyday expenses due to record unemployment during the early part of this decade and before. Yes, Ageism does exist unfortunately, but there are companies out there that value the experience of the older workers, and the wages unfortunately are lower than what these older employees once made back in the day, making the task harder to achieve a comfortable retirement.
No easy solution to the problem of Ageism, and usually very difficult to be proven regarding job rejections due to that problem.
Great article, and thanks for sharing, Allana! The Baby Boomers are forced basically to still work as the article... see more
Agencies are used by employers to discriminate against senior applicants despite their so-called non-discriminatory statements circumvention comes from questions like, when did you graduate from high school once revealed, your done. another example is the need for recent experience within one to two years. when many employers are advertising no experience necessary. yeah, time the issue is made public and efforts to correct this unfairness be instituted with new senior worker protective legislation.
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I was laid off last year and it took 7 months for me to find a new role. I was fortunate and landed with an awesome company, it's also a smaller company with fewer employees, but they treat their people well. Is it perfect? No, but there are enough pluses here that I would consider staying with them until I retire if they want me that long. I highly suggest looking at smaller companies and also network, network, network. I finally got this role after I forwarded my resume to a person I knew who worked there who then forwarded it on to the hiring manager. Granted all they did was pass along a resume, and they did vouch for my experience, but consequently it was me who had to get through the 3 rounds of interviews before I was made an offer. Good luck out there and grow that LinkedIn presence!
I was laid off last year and it took 7 months for me to find a new role. I was fortunate and landed with an awesome... see more
This is nothing new.
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 high in their assessments, touring their facilities and talking to the H/R representatives for longer than half an hour. I am cheerful, positive and even offer lucrative insights that they hadn't considered for potential future business. When I get home and send them a thank You e-mail, I receive a reply that goes something like this..Thank You for applying but we are presently NOT filling this position at this time. Feel free to re apply in 60 days. I go back to my job search only to find the same job position I was just denied for on 3 or more job sites. I used to think that my 35 years of factory, machine operation and repair, and middle management skills would be in high demand but I am beginning to think that this has become a liability. I certainly haven't given up hope, but I must admit, it is a bit discouraging. I no longer trust temp to hire recruiters since I have had 2 blatantly lie to me about their terms of employment. I have chosen to opt for direct hire or nothing, but I feel I am worth more than a $10.00 an hour starting position.
I have to believe this is true. I have had numerous interviews recently that I thought went rather well. I am told... see more