I am a 52 year old professional seeking a job. With 22 years of administrative and operational experience, I can't find a job. I've worked with a Fortune 500 company, a nonprofit organization and a governmental agency and kept those jobs for a very long time. But I'm getting turned down every time. They say it's not my resume and I can't even get an interview in. Any suggestions??
To be honest, its different for every employer, when you apply for a job, with a company, that hasn't brarched branched out, or is just small. Small businesses seem to be the most criticle and picky, when it comes to hiring people, but at the end of the day, most businesses will always do a back round check and will most likely, serch you on social media. Most businesses/corporations are looking for good posture, good eye contact, clean cut look, no shaggy hair shit. I would personally research the job you want online and you can't get an idea of what they are looking for, that way your a little more prepared, putting you ahead of the game.
Unfortunately it might be your age. Even though you're a number of years away from retirement companies worry that they will invest time and money in you only to have you leave. The other issue is your years of experience. A lot of these places want someone they can mold, not someone they perceive might be set in their ways. Lastly, the higher up the chain of command you may have been or the greater the number of years experience you have, the longer it takes to find a job. Don't worry, there are employers out there who will actually value your background. You'll be fine.