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Denise Rafe
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I have worked for the same company for almost 18 years. I recently quit due to a lack of respect for the management team I have worked with for the past 8 years. Their integrity, honesty, and lack of care for putting in correct information into a program to be outsourced.

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Gregory F Haddad

I have found that companies I have recently met with have all reached out to me based on my resume .The experience I possess and the targets I have hit make me a formidable hire. Phone interviews go well then the Zoom call . The absolute most overrated advancement we have made in the 21st Century . Why say this because I have experienced ageism the moment that call starts. I'm a youthful fit 60 yr old who plans to work until they carry me out with the toe tag attached. I can communicate with younger peers on their level and actually have a smartphone that doesn't come from AARP. Having said that my gray hair is a dead ringer for a guy who reminds the younger hiring manager who never sold a piece of bubble gum let alone the fact that he or she has been given the task of hiring the person to turn the fortunes of their organization around and if it's not a cookie cutter fit they are trying to figure out how their going to get the time off to go celebrate at Coachella this year . These are the same people who talk and defend diversity in the workplace for all groups but fail to realize the population of the U.S. continues to get older and the growth of newborns continues to go down . So when we talk about the future let's fast forward to the 24 yr old hiring manager who one day will be a very well versed , effective producer at the age of 60 not looking to retire because the life expectancy is now 90 years old for the average American and Social Security can't be taken until the age of 78 or 80. Hypothetical perhaps . . . but appropriate for this conversation .At least callback and say what I lacked if that's the case ,but if your standard letters that you send out to people are supposed to be a coverup for your veiled attempt of skirting the issue of hiring an older employee because you don't think they'll blend with your Friday beer pong tournament then shame on you . Let someone with more experience fight for getting the right person in the right seat for the betterment of the company!

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Miguel Martinez

Denise, you are practically telling my story except the quit part. Is really hard outhere to get an offer. I getting interviews but after that ,silence or a polite rejection. One interviewer even comment "you have the same years of experience as my age". Companies look at age but dont even know that we are still healthy,experienced ,stable and mature.

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Edwin Crittendon

I cant, via experience speak on that matter, but at almost 50 it is more than stressful just considering submitting an application for a new job. What I do know is that with your experience and more than likely vast knowledge of subject matter, Denise you will probably kill it if you can get into the room.

First, take all references to age off of your resume'. Years worked in positions, college and high school graduation years etc. Then don't worry so much about listing all the varied places you have worked. Focus on the most pertinent to the position desired. Then get in that room and make them want to give you their job because they know you have more experience than even the interviewer.

Good Luck Ed

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John knotts

here here ya old geezer

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Marilyn Miles

Hey, I am 70 and I need to work. I do not want to live with anyone, unless I marry. I saw many seniors discriminated against and treated like crap; even some with Ph.D. discriminated against. One senior hired a lawyer and the lawyer told her the district had to prove discrimination. So this particular employer decided to go out side the country to hire unqualified foreign employees. Another senior hired an investigator and revealed that none of the foreign persons recruited outside the country could pass any exam. So the state dropped the exam requirement for them to get them employed. This resulted with many potential seniors, qualified and over qualified unemployed; discriminated against. But the employer did not see the COVID-19 over the horizon. So I would not be surprised if things GET REALLY SUPERNATURALLY CRAZY by September. Shutting down unemployment for months at a time, and harassing seniors by telling them they don't need to work or monies is going to catch up. So all seniors should continue to look for income anyway.

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Joseph D Storer

I am 68 in great health and more time than ever, I also have 35 years of managing and building distribution channels, I have an MBA in International business, I also speak 3 languages and understand what it takes to run a growing international organizations, I apply at least to 30 times per week, Also I customize every resume sent with a custom cover letter and a follow note to everyone who does an interview, I am here to tell you that get interviews every week where they tell how much the love my experience. You can be certain that later you receive a letter telling me I am not being moved forward because they found a candidate that has more experience that is in their field,

I then do some research to discover the person that had more experience, Turns out to be 28 has worked remotely in Mexico for 2 year, speak Spanish but has never been to Brazil and doesn’t speak Portuguese. So you tell me “is age discrimination alive and well” The problem is that EOC has no way to compare employees hired by their experience,. Tô say it clear nobody gives a s&&Y about hiring Senior citizens,

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