We see a lot of comments coming into the platform about challenges that people are having with unemployment benefits. Which makes a lot of sense; there are millions of us that are out of work and overwhelming systems that aren't designed to pay out but rather force you to look for work. So looking at the other piece of the problem, the job search during a pandemic.
What are the challenges you're facing during your job search? What information and help would be most useful to you now for you job search?
Finding real jobs
Insecurity sometimes may become a big disaster in job finding
It seems that the employers don't believe that I accomplished so much in the military. They don't understand that in the military at an early age people are rotated to each position in each office and can manage multiple millionaire programs per year. This is the equivalent of several positions per year. They increase more responsibilities every year also and you have no choice in becoming a leader. And yes you can still be 20 or 30 years!
I recently turned 63 and have been unemployed since December 31, 2020. I have applied for quite a few jobs and have been interviewed for most of the roles, making it to the last round in most instances. I have felt quite good and confident after each interview; however, the jobs go to women and men in their thirties. I strongly believe I am a victim of ageism in most cases. What can I do to overcome ageism in the job search process?
Jobs that pay more than the average min wage based on my experience and credentials. Jobs avaialble that you find you actually enjoy and love doing that still allows time for family.
Not getting any call backs.
Competing with hundreds of other applicants for this one job.
I apply for a job and then get phone calls from all sorts of colleges and car insurance quotes!! REALLY!! I’m glad they have a job, but yet no calls back from the jobs I applied for. Even better, I get calls for vacation packages and Hotels.... Great- I don’t have a dollar to yet think about a vacation! So now my personal info in revolving around in the system that sends me useless messages. SMH
A position that fits me and help the company thrive