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Richard Cheek
3 months ago
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Advise moving forward.

After a year of stressful and consistent searching and several interviews, mostly through the AI application, I’ve been unsuccessful in landing a job. Although I have not been told directly. I have been made to perceive it’s my age. At 68, I’ve no major health issues that are not managed. Any ideas or suggestions before I pull the plug? #jobsearch #wordsofadvice #advice #motivation #management #networking #inspiration

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Tara Cooper

It can be so stressful and sad when you put so much work into applications and interviews, and nothing comes to fruition. I just started a WFH home job after 14+ months of searching. It's only part time, but it fits in my schedule.

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Richard Jones

What kind of work are you looking for? I found that I had to aim a little lower than what I was used to (formerly I was a director, now I'm a manager). But I ended up finding work at a better company, one with better benefits, just a different title. Are you willing to go into a different field @richard.cheek9?

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Jacob Lemaire

its too bad so many employers don't see the value in experienced workers

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Regan Manuel

Have you ever tried addressing your experience as a strength in interviews before? Might not be a bad idea to hit it head on, and make sure your resume shows relevent, recent experience maybe last 10-20 years

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Lawrence White

Don't pull the plug just yet @Richard Cheek ! Are you finding challenges getting interview call back's after submitting online job application, landing job offers after interviews or both?

Each one of these issues has some specific solution strategies you can use to get better outcomes. Also, what type of work are you looking for?

Upload your resume when you have an opportunity to make it easier for other members and potential employers to connect with new job options that match your skills and work experience.

Stay Encouraged!

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Ray M

Age can be a big factor depending on your skillset and the nature of the job that you are in or want to have. Companies invest on hours of training and would want to groom personnel to eventually occupy higher level positions. It's a risky investment if the worker can just retire on a short notice or become disabled. Also, older people are likely to have age related issues that can impact productivity, e.g. hypertension, arthritis, ability to lift objects and memory loss. You have better chances if you look for contractual jobs. I was a Sr. Financial Analyst who worked 4 years remotely with a Fortune 500 Insurance company. My position was shipped to India and got eliminated. I could not get unemployment benefits then because I received a fairly good separation package. At 63 years old, I was fortunate to find employment as a contractor before my separation money got fully exhausted. My contract ended last July but today, I got a call from the same recruiting company that offered the same me job with $10 increase per hour. I'm turning 66 y/o this month and I don't mind to be working 90% remotely for $60/hr starting next month. Good luck on your job search and keep your hopes high!

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