Jennifer Young
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This report shows 2 people (one with even a bachelor's degree) applying to 60 jobs (entry level) each, and both only wound up with a SINGLE interview. Neither understood what is going on, but one thing's for sure, they aren't hearing back from employers.

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10 months ago
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Mark Larsen

Age discrimination... but how does one go about proving it?

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Becky Price

I think it has to do with age and your previous experience. They don't think people older than them can do the job.

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Michael S. Lombard

Maybe a combination: age, shitty economy (unless Uber, restaurants or Amazon), too many people not enough work, a flood of immigration, globalization.

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Sylvia Calderon

People with more education and experience are turned down because the employers' are in fear that you will take their jobs over them. Personally, I just want a job, no matter what it is. Whether it is down to the lowliest call center but something, you know?

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Tracey Guillory

Not having a GED. I know I can do most jobs that require you to have a GED. But no one wants to give me a break I know I can out work 99% of workers

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Chad Thurman

catch 20/20

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Mark Sinanan

Too often, I see people who are unable to analyze or think logically for themselves.

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Mark Sinanan

I completely agree with Daryl and Maria. But, I would also add that recruiters do not read the resumes and are entirely dependent on the ATS software which actually misses great candidates.

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Maria De Haro

Definitely age discrimination. You can see it in their eyes as you interview. What does age have to do with doing the job? Our age group are dependent, respectful, loyal which companies are not loyal anymore. It's their loss not hiring older people that they can depend on.

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Daryl Rogers

It is 100% Age Discrimination. I was laid off a job in 2016 when the company was in the process of being bought out (as were All the other employees), and I was the Sales Manager at an IT company, and I had 14 people reporting to me, 11 in the local office in Atlanta and 3 remotely in Dallas TX. I worked there for 2 years. 3 months later I applied at another similar IT company, and I noticed in the application phase there was a question of what year I graduated from High School. Of course, I answered, and then never heard anything back from the company. I was definitely qualified. Ageism. 8 of my much youger Sales Reps were all hired, as I was their lead business reference.

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