Kathy Robello
over 6 months ago
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Too Old to Get a Job!!!!

After years of looking for a job I've finally decided I think I need to give up. I apply and it's like my application goes into the ozone never to be seen again, I never get the courtesy of a response, even if it would be 'your too old' (which I know they cannot tell you if that is the reason). Any other older job seekers feel this way?? You know the old saying 'misery loves company'.

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Lori Jakubik

I am still working on my first resume ever. I have worked all my. I had a career for 20 years, and have to get help with a resume

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Lori Jakubik

I know how you feel I apply for jobs everyday and they put my unemployment on hold. I never thought that I would ever be in this situation

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Sharon Halpin

I am 71 I am a hard worker and still need to work it is almost impossible to find something to work the hours I want to work which is daytime not working on Sundays please wish I could find something

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Heather Lyons

I am dealing with age discrimination for sure. I get called in for interviews, but after they see my age I don't get hired. Many times I don't get acknowledgement with rejection letters either. Times have really changed.

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JFM Wilson

Yup....seems like the old age for employers is 50 and over. Which is sad.

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kathy akers

I also had a hard time finding work which I believe was in large part due to age lost my job late January of 2020, took a couple weeks before starting the search.. used my resume Thad had date of employment etc.. heard nothing.. changed it to a relevant resume, only listing the most applicable jobs to what I was applying for.. started to get some real good contacts, phone calls turned into c/b for setting up interviews.. then the covid shutdown occurred.. no contact just nothing, late summer of 2020 started getting lotions of jobs applied for back in March were re-evaluated, not needed, etc.. so I just stopped looking for a while, but this spring & summer I really got back at it.. got interviews.. seems like I came in 2nd.. A LOT!.. .. but I did finally find something I really like, pretty good commute. (35 minutes, down from 2 hrs 1 way) privately owned company where skill is valued, better pay.. med/dental/vision, but not a very good plan, but it's there at least).. thing is without the resume change up I would still be looking with no hits due to age.. I'm sure if it... also resume should exemplify your skills, knowledge, etc, with a cover letter tailored to you and the job you are looking for... employers, hr peoplet need to feel you value yourself also. For professional positions join LinkedIn, use indeed.com that's where I found my new position.. been there a month.. I think it's a good fit and I plan on this being my last job.. well see how that goes lol

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Penny Gioiello

Primary reason companies hire younger people is that they can get away with offering them fewer benefits. Younger people usually don't care as much about retirement benefits, good insurance, etc.

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Wenona Hollis

all this negative talk about age, who is the destiny of your fate you are. one thing about looking for a job it turns into a job, and without any response a person can ge a bit discouraged and being self-doubt. Do a follow up, speak to someone showing them your well capable, but make sure you believe it first, because yourself doubt is the culprit of showing true age. believe in yourself because I do, just you being here speaking about a job shows your not dead yet. I believe in you, but you have to believe in u. one thing about an interviews, this is the main time where you can make yourself out to be as strong and as vibrant as you can without someone saying she think she all that this is the place for it even if you don't get the job because this alone will build u up and remind you who you are. I love interviewing because it makes me feel alive. sometimes we need that.

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Barbara Blake

I am 81 and having people call me to come to work even though I have been a volunteer for 20 years it has only added to my resume due to work I have done with success. If you have something to offer they will want you or get involved with your community in service that shows you are a hard worker. I am proud to be 81 and want to work. I did hire a resume writer as my resume looked old. New ways to show your experience might help.

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Louisa Cosentino

I absolutely feel this way. I'm single and need to work to keep a roof over my head and pay the bills.

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