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Donald Brown
over 6 months ago
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Ageism in the workplace

I've been a contract Project Manager for several years, having successfully managed large-scale, big-ticket technology projects for several Fortune 100 companies. Recently my contract with a multinational bank ended and I began searching for a new contract. With more than 20 years of solid experience and multiple globally-recognized certifications under my belt I've never had a problem securing my next contract, at least not until now, at 76 years old. I've interviewed at a couple of dozen companies - a few of them multiple times - I've been refused employment for no apparent reason beyond my age. Ageism (aka age discrimination) is alive and very well in hiring organizations today. #ageism #discrimination #seniors #hiring #interviewing #general

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Ashley Wilson

I am so sorry Donald! It's a shame because your experience I am sure is incredible! Are you showcasing that you are up to date on all of the technology and things they require? It's a shame that you need to even do this, but I think the greatest struggle companies worry about is that someone is unable to do their job due to being in another company for a long period of time and not staying fresh or current. My advice is to follow up with them and keep going!! The fact that you are landing interviews is amazing. The company that hires you will be lucky to have you!! Don't let those that are narrow-sighted stop you from landing a job that you want!

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Gary Lee

I hear you.The line I get is your over qualified we can’t afford you when we haven’t even talked money. I have 30yrs in cellular construction. I feel your pain

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Dr. Nadine Diaz

Each day in America 10,000 people turn 65 years young and they are the largest growing population in the country compared to other age groups. Employers need to realize the Baby Boomers and mature adults are living and working longer. This is a fact that is a reality in America. A friendly solution would be to utilize the mature adults who are experts in their profession to cross train and lead the younger generation of people in the workforce. It will be a win win situation for the company and the employees.

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James White

Very real, very common! Just keep punching!

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Cyco Dawg

and what's bad is, from my end anyways, all these younger kids just want to be home playing video games or watching youtube and have no issues with being incompetent or lazy

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