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What does it take to get hired?

I just don’t understand how I can be qualified for positions that I’m applying for, which my resume clearly states experience, keywords etc..... but, I continue to get rejection emails that I’m not qualified! I’ve even applied to three former companies that I used to work for. I left in good standing with all three. I even took it a step further & called their corporate HR department to ask if I was eligible for rehire. They all said yes. I’m hitting three years of being unemployed!! I’m 57 years of age with 20 years of upper management experience. I’ve accepted taking a massive cut in pay & have applied for positions such as receptionist, clerk, sales retail, and their emails always state that I’m not qualified! I understand that the age is a factor, but I also see a lot of folks in my age bracket getting hired! I just don’t know what to do!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Ashley Wilson
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Hi M Randolph I am so sorry for the struggle you've been facing these past few years. I think perhaps giving these jobs a call after applying and inquiring why you are considered ineligible for hire because you're not qualified. Whatever it is they're looking for your resume isn't demonstrating it for one reason or another. Are you matching their key asks for the job description with that is currently on your resume and tailoring yours to meet EACH company's needs?

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