Sharon Kellogg
about 2 months ago
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Difficulties of being hired when your older.

I've been trying to find a job for a year now, but I've not been hired. Time and again I'm turned down or my attempts go unanswered. I've been a teacher for 17 years, and in the past I never had any problems getting a job. I'm in my 60s now and suddenly I find myself unhireable. There is not supposed to be discrimination, but despite the laws, employers unspokenly engage in discrimination all the time. In the meantime, my skills and experience are being wasted this indifference.

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Pauline Franey

I =in!!! Modern technology changes my words.

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Elena Johnston

Absolutely, I'm 53 but since I was in my 40s I've been seeing it, they hire Young cute unexperienced even though I am fully experienced and I think I'm still cute LOL

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Judith Olds

Don’t give up!!! You can take a computer class and learn the new technology. It’s some what user friendly. Thankfully I just landed a receptionist position which is WAY out of my field but I want to learn something new. Hopefully this will be a good fit for me. By the way, I’m 74

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m m

Have you thought about tutoring online? With your credentials you could tutor on zoom. So many kids are behind in their studies. I’ve even seen tutors on next door.com who tutor and meet at local libraries.

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paul faughnan

beware of many internet job offers. they are scams. network face to face is the only way for teachers. healthcare industry needs trainers. seek interpersonal jobs in healthcare

alternately,collect ss and medicare if you can and dont waste your time

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Timothy Yee

It does occur. I had a very successful career, a recognized outstanding manager by superiors and peers as well as my team but once I was laid off for staff reductions I was no longer hireable. I am resigned to leave the corporate world and stand on my own.

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Kristina Hernandez

I'd consider completing redoing your resume and dont forget to add volunteer work. Open your horizons and apply for completely different positions, you might be surprised. Positive Vibrations to you ladies on the search!

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Gloria Harris

That's again the law

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Louisa Cosentino

Employers have a way skirting around the law. I've experienced it.

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Karen Wagner

Every employer does this, whether intentional or not, they would rather hire a younger person out of college than an experienced person and it basically comes down to money, experience commands hirer pay than younger persons. it is illegal, but no one to police this. I am experiencing this right now, trying to find another job, they say they are plentiful, but only two interviews and nothing.

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