Charles Hyde
over 6 months ago
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Hi Folks, I'm 60 years old and got laid off a couple of months ago from my Material Systems Analyst job after 15 years. I'm not yet ready for retirement, but I can't seem to even buy a job! Any advice would be much appreciated as I am very terrified right now.

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Andrew Ramirez

Charles, Flood the market with your resume. If you are willing to relocate there will be someone out there who will hire you for your experience and not your age.

Charles, Flood the market with your resume. If you are willing to relocate there will be someone out there who will hire you for your experience and not your age.

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Paige Hales Gordo

Oh yes, Charles. It does exist. I am 50 and have applied for at least 30 jobs in the last 3 months. I've gotten one interview and that was after I did the telephone interview and a virtual presentation. The job was offered to another person and I could have done that job blindfolded. I have an inkling it has to do with age discrimination. Let's keep fighting! And yes, I am terrified also.

Oh yes, Charles. It does exist. I am 50 and have applied for at least 30 jobs in the last 3 months. I've gotten one interview and that was after I did the telephone interview and a virtual presentation. The job was offered to another person and I could have done that job blindfolded. I have an inkling it has to do with age discrimination. Let's keep fighting! And yes, I am terrified also.

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Shonna Tamez

Charles if you are willing to try sales, try Aflac. They are hiring and looks like a great company to work for. I'm currently going through their processes to see if I'm a good fit. Where are you located?

Charles if you are willing to try sales, try Aflac. They are hiring and looks like a great company to work for. I'm currently going through their processes to see if I'm a good fit. Where are you located?

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Daniel Murphy

Unfortunately, yes but you can't let that stop you!

Unfortunately, yes but you can't let that stop you!

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Isabella Daniels

Charles know your rights - The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/age.cfm

Charles know your rights - The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/age.cfm

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Debra Andrews

Sorry to say it's out there Charles. My mom is dealing with a similar situation and is having an extremely difficult time finding a job. I shared this article with her recently that I think might help you manage - http://www.marketwatch.com/story/9-tips-to-help-jobseekers-beat-age-bias-2012-11-21

Sorry to say it's out there Charles. My mom is dealing with a similar situation and is having an extremely difficult time finding a job. I shared this article with her recently that I think might help you manage - http://www.marketwatch.com/story/9-tips-to-help-jobseekers-beat-age-bias-2012-11-21

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Jessica Ayers

Some insurance will not cover employees over a certain age there for your considered a liability and a law suit waiting to happen I know it suck.

Some insurance will not cover employees over a certain age there for your considered a liability and a law suit waiting to happen I know it suck.

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Jessica Ayers

There are places like social security office and other government programs you might want to look into. My father is disabled and it killed me watching him suffer frm not able to work his is only 53 and work is all he knew so I found a program called DRS and they are helping him get his drivers license back and training for a new job

There are places like social security office and other government programs you might want to look into. My father is disabled and it killed me watching him suffer frm not able to work his is only 53 and work is all he knew so I found a program called DRS and they are helping him get his drivers license back and training for a new job

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Tina Crosley

As an employer, I look @ all factors. I have found that the more mature staff members have a sense of pride, sense of urgency and do not believe that they are entitled to a job. I enjoy and look for the more mature adults. I know that age is an issue for some companies but experience will win. What you need is to have someone look @ your resume' and make sure you have the key words that stand out to employers.

As an employer, I look @ all factors. I have found that the more mature staff members have a sense of pride, sense of urgency and do not believe that they are entitled to a job. I enjoy and look for the more mature adults. I know that age is an issue for some companies but experience will win. What you need is to have someone look @ your resume' and make sure you have the key words that stand out to employers.

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Deborah O'Callaghan

I have had so many phone interviews that I’ve lost track. I’d estimate that the phone interview lead to about half in- person interviews. Each and every time I have been told that they have decided to go with another candidate. I am applying for positions that are entry level jobs. I have years of Operation management experience but still cannot land a job. I realize that I’m not a 20 something but come on. As soon as I show up for an in- person interview it’s game over. My experience, excellent attendance record and professional expertise mean nothing. I send out resumes daily. I get called regularly. I have phone interviews frequently, but as soon as I am there in person..nothing! I’m so very frustrated. It is truly hard to show a prospective employer that I would be the best choice when I know all they will do is toss my resume away and wait for the 20 something person to walk through the door.

I have had so many phone interviews that I’ve lost track. I’d estimate that the phone interview lead to about half in- person interviews. Each and every time I have been told that they have decided to go with another candidate. I am applying for positions that are entry level jobs. I have years of Operation management experience but still cannot land a job. I realize that I’m not a 20 something but come on. As soon as I show up for an in- person interview it’s game over. My experience, excellent attendance record and professional expertise mean nothing. I send out resumes daily. I get called regularly. I have phone interviews frequently, but as soon as I am there in person..nothing! I’m so very frustrated. It is truly hard to show a prospective employer that I would be the best choice when I know all they will do is toss my resume away and wait for the 20 something person to walk through the door.

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