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Steven McNeff
about 2 months ago
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Trying to find work but am in my late 50's

I have been actively looking for work over the last four weeks and have an education and experience but do not seem to be getting any calls. I have applied to several jobs in my area of knowledge and am becoming very frustrated, concerned, scared and even looking just for help at this point. I am a professional and hope that you can offer some advice on what an older person do to retain work. I have worked temp work and even in that arena I am not getting any calls. I have become discouraged and look for some help. #advice #ageism

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JULIA MCAULIFFE

Volunteer at a business Let them see your work then they can hire you.

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Bob Cook

I can relate, make sure to have a new resume, written by a experienced professional resume writer. The use the new terms we haven't learned yet. It's worth the $200+, it works!

Good luck

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Elias Ingerman

N the same boat. I have recently started working with a temp agency that has a variety of positions. Try something new, office work, ect. You may find better results with slightly different positions.

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Michael Salinas

Steven it is not. A requirement to give a perspective employer your age. Present yourself as young, energetic and full of ideas. Also research the employer and talk about how you would fit in... 😃

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Gus Tarr

I lost my job in February. I am 62 years old. When you apply for a job they ask if you ever had cancer and I have to apply yes, because in December a had a tumor removed from my brain. I have had four job offers, but when they looked into my application and found out I am 62 and had cancer they never called me back. They have even said they where going to hire me.

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J Michael McGuire

Unfortunately 4 weeks isn't a long search in this climate.

I know that it is harder for an older gentleman to seek out professional help, however, I'm going to suggest you reach out to a career transition coach.

They will help you evaluate your search process. Tailor your self marketing campaign, and prepare you for interviews with employers.

I get the feeling that at the height of your career, you were pretty powerful, and used to getting what you need on demand. Guessing circumstances changed,and now you are readjusting. Here is hoping for future success.

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Johnna Leber

What type of work

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Delaine Laney

I feel your pain Johnna, but I in the same position. My name is Delaine and I have been looking since Sept 2020. We have above average skills and expertise, we have years of experience and we income to sustain our earned lifestyles. Some of us have downsized and I've even enrolled into a certification program to improve my employability. Be encouraged, stand your ground in looking for the right fit. You have a lot to offer and be adjustable to using and improving your technology skills. It will pay off! Praying you will connect with the right fit and move forward!!

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John Coe

Steve McNeff, I'm 75 with 32 years banking experience and 12 years as a federal bank examiner. I can't even get hired as a bank teller, even though I have experience there also. Good luck my friend. JT Coe

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