I have not had success in my pursuit of gaining new employment. Am I alone in this experience?
Absolutely not, there are alot of us out the there. God is going to bring us all to the right open door. Keep your faith !!
Yes, I'm 58 this year. Been at my present position for 10 years. I have an MBA, MS in IT management applied for 68 different positions within the company ... still nothing.
If you live in Dallas, try Dallas Area Raid Transit. It is not helping me, but I have been non-management my working life. If you have experience ... it might be for you.
I turned 60 January 2nd and was laid off February 1st 6 weeks shy of my 10 year anniversary, bonus and 2 weeks additional vacation for my sabbatical (would have had 6 weeks paid vacation this year). I have been in accounting over 40 years with only 5 jobs! I am being told that I am over qualified or want to much money but what they are really saying is "I'm too old'. It is very discouraging but I'm fighting forward! I really don't like the applying online as I don't get to show them in person who and what I am and what knowledge and loyalty I can bring to their company. Keep your chin up and remember that hands on knowledge is better than any degree you can earn. I also tell myself "it's their loss"!
No, you're not alone. I'm 60 and was also laid off June 2018 after 30 years working for a company. Now I'm trying to get back out here and its extremely hard.
I'm 57 and I'm having the worst time in my life trying to find a job. I try to talk about it with friends and family around me and they say it's my imagination when I tell them they didn't higher me because of my age. Some of the jobs I know I was a great fit. I had my job for 24 years and lost it 6 months ago. I've had lots of interviews I've interviewed well and they always go with someone else.
I believe you are still employable. Most companies look at certain skills and knowledge an individual has acquired through school and experience. I am sure that at 59 years old you have plenty of both. Sometimes the employer is seeking someone with particular skills. They may have job requirements that you may not have. Also, they look at your resume. Is it professional, Is the English and Grammar correct. Is it too long? Most interviewers will not read a resume that requires them to turn pages. They usually like a one or two page resume. When you go on interviews are you dressed appropriately. Have you researched the company to learn as much as you can so that you can ask questions. When going to an interview arrive early. Make eye contact, shake hands and be positive at all times. No one wants to hire someone who presents themselves negatively, i.e. talking about previous employers, etc. I hope this helps you. I wish you good luck .Think and act like your age is extremely important to them in the success of the company and their goals.
You’re not alone! I will be 54 on June the 8th. I have been applying for jobs with all the experience I have and the skills... I don’t know if I’ll ever find a job now
no im 58 and im having trouble too
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 companies are clearly bypassing them due to age.
Not only that, it seems like there are plenty of companies that are letting people go above a certain age.
Congress needs to get off its ass and actually pass legislation that forces companies to meet a certain age quota and drastically penalizes companies that do not meet them.
Congress had no problem passing legislation that protects certain races, drag queens, and homosexuals. It should at least protect certain age groups.