Sherry Lynn
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Getting Discouraged!!!

Hello everyone,I am 57 years old and looking for work.I have just got my diploma in Medical Administrative Assistant thru a credible Medical school on-line in August of this year.I know I am a little too old to be trying to start a new career but,I say we are never too old to learn something new.I have been to so many interviews but they are always looking for a person with experience even though when I put in for the job and say I have no experience they still want me to come in for an interview.I do not understand how you are suppose to get experience if you can't get a job. Could I get some opinions from you on what I should do? Am I wasting my time because of my age? Thank you in advance.

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Jeremiah Gupton
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You are not wasting time and I think you should apply online to jobs that caricature to the opportunities for your needs.

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Charlene Banks-Shepard
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Wow that has got to be rough and a challenge to keep positive with so much adversity and unspoken reasons. I too have been on plenty interviews and cam honestly say the times when i didn’t land the jobs for the most part the feeling was mutual. It’s always difficult to see past the initial hurt feelings from being rejected by any organization in general but with patience and perseverance i can honestly say that everything in hindsight is 20/20.

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Don Serratore
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I am sixty-nine years old. In my lifetime I have faced rejection for one thing or another. Tried getting a job with a janitorial co. When I couldn’t get a job from them, I got a bit angry so, I started my own janitorial business. I had some success then, went into carpet cleaning. Did that for thirty years! In the winter, it was slow so, I decided to work for a dent repair co. I was turned down from a co. that had a rude owner. I got pissed off and started my own auto body shop! That was ten years ago. I learned everything the hardest way possible! But, I learned! Now, I generate $200 per hour! The moral of my story: “Believe in yourself! The owners of these company’s your getting turned down at started just like you! Never give up on yourself! Good luck.

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Lauren Correia
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Good for you! Don't be discouraged it's a tough world out there, but sounds like you're determined. Try visiting your local Employment Security Office to see if they have any jobs list. Employers advertise jobs with them often. You can also contact local Staffing Agencies to see if they have any openings. Best of luck!!!

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M. Renate Potoski
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Don't give up. Don't let a number (age) decide who or what you are. You are not "age". You have achieved a diploma. So keep up going for employment somewhere. Start out with whatever is offered. Don't talk about age, talk about work, your ambitions, intentions, work ethics. Age is nothing but a number.

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John Spain
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You may be better becoming self-employed with the skills you already have, It may give you additional experience and may get some recommendations. It could also lead to higher-earnings and job security.

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Leonard Starling
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Philippians 4:13(KJV) 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Just keep your Faith..

Proverbs 3:5-6(KJV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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Beatrice Pesqueira
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Hey there. No you are not wasting your time,. Just keep going. it will happen for you.

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Sherry Lynn
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Thank you everyone for all your kind words and encouragement. I went to an interview at a job service the other day and told them I was looking for anything at this point. They didn't have anything for what I have my diploma in. They did have manufacturing jobs so I told her ok sounds fine. After filling out an application and passing a drug test we sat in her office and she told me what jobs she had. I agreed on one she had,but then she had the nerve to ask me if I thought I would be able to stand, bend,or lift for 8 to 10 hrs a day? I was kind of shocked she ask me this cause the way she put it, it was because of my age. The more I think about this the angrier I get. I told her I may be older than most of the people that came to them for jobs but please don't underestimate me. The point is, age discrimination is used but they know how to word it so it doesn't seem to be discrimination. I'm still looking for work and believe I will find what I want sooner or later.

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Edward Fitzpatrick
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I like your mention to walk by faith not by light.

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