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Mimi DiTrani
about 1 month ago
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I have, for the first time, continually been told I was "too experienced" for positions where I met all of the qualifications and was very interested. No matter how well I may do in the few Interviews I receive, the strength of my references, testimonial letters, resume or how relevant the portfolio exemplifying my experience may be, this is an ongoing challenge. As a woman over 40, I have been reading this is very common. Even if HR asks me about salary or 'title' allocated to the role, and I assure them that I am fine taking less than I have previously earned and am not concerned with 'titles' only the role and company itself, I am left back where I started, nowhere. Some people have told me that, despite my willingness to take a pay cut, some companies are required to pay a certain salary that aligns with the level of the person they hire, making my age and experience a financial liability. If that is the case, that limits the range of positions I could even hope of procuring. I am unsure how to diminish my experience, go back in time on my age or undo being a woman or what else I can proactively do to allay any of these obstacles and procure roles I am more than capable of performing. Has anyone else faced this and, if so, can they offer any advice as to what my options may be? I have hired multiple Job and Life 'Coaches', had experts redo my LinkedIn, Resume, Cover Letter and assist in making my Portfolio look beautiful, yet even these actions have had no impact in my ability to change the inevitable outcome. Thank you for any suggestions! #jobsearch #advice #women #careerchange

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Phoebe Montrie

Maybe this is your sign that your wealth of experience leaves you qualified to reach higher than the roles you've been applying for! If you have too much experience for certain places to hire you, perhaps a job that feels more like an impossible dream job that you would normally feel under-qualified for could be the right fit instead! Best of Luck!

Maybe this is your sign that your wealth of experience leaves you qualified to reach higher than the roles you've been applying for! If you have too much experience for certain places to hire you, perhaps a job that feels more like an impossible dream job that you would normally feel under-qualified for could be the right fit instead! Best of Luck!

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