The 50+ Evolving into New Career Paths
The 50+ Evolving into New Career Paths
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Are you a displaced worker 50 and older? Are you ready to break out of your personal career box? Then let all gather round and exchange our unique ideas and knowledge that come with age and experience. Lets' help one another navigate through these new and exciting tools of technology we can use to find our own place in the workforce.

The 50+ Evolving into New Career Paths
Public Group

Are you a displaced worker 50 and older? Are you ready to break out of your personal career box? Then let all gather round and exchange our unique ideas and knowledge that come with age and experience. Lets' help one another navigate through these new and exciting tools of technology we can use to find our own place in the workforce.

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I am glad this group exists because I just graduated from online college in 2016 with my Associate degree in Medical Reimbursement Technology at the age of 50 and even though I am working, I am a temp and not in my field of study. I am actively looking for work in healthcare and I am not giving up but sometimes you think about your age and wonder how the employer is looking at you. I know that I am a hard worker because to go back to school at... see more

Mia..you are AWESOME!!!!!

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I was working near Corpus Christi, Texas and voluntarily left the job market a couple of months before Hurricane Harvey hit to focus on tackling family, property management and elder care issues. In the process, I relocated to Florida and have been busy assisting the retired military communities which I am a part of, volunteering my services as a property manager and business consultant and tutoring.
Enough, I am ready to bring my energy and... see more

Hi Steven McNeil

What you're facing is very common in the Jobcase community and I'm sure lots of people will have... see more

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Elyssa Duncan Thank You, input much appreciated.

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I was called for an interview. While rereading the responsibilities I noticed that one area I do not have experience in.
I am not sure if I should go to the interview. Maybe they did not read my resume carefully to see that I did not have that specific experience. It is one on many but I do not have it.

Hi Michelle C definitely go! You don't need to know every single thing. An employer creates that list and it's more... see more

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Hi all, my name is Allana Akhtar and I'm a reporter at Business Insider.

I just published a report on how ageism, not a skills gap, is the biggest barrier to keeping older adults from high-paying work. (& I even got some help from Jobcase CEO Fred Goff).

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Here's the story: https://www.businessinsider.com/retraining-doesnt-help-older-workers-find-jobs-because-of-ageism-2019-5

#ageism #seniors #skillsgap #olderwo... see more

I have to believe this is true. I have had numerous interviews recently that I thought went rather well. I am told... see more

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I have decided to pursue the volunteering avenue to provide me with the official job title to add to me resume. Assuming that things are as they say I am going to try to make this work as I am still interviewing. At the end I will have a referral and the experience to place on my resume and I can work remotely.

Michelle C Going the volunteer route is a great way to get a job, learn more about different work environment, and... see more

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I had an interview today. I went in and the man interviewing me was so not interested. He was yawning the entire time. He was so rude and just unprofessional. I remained professional the entire time but wanted to ask if I was wasting his time and leave.
I was so upset when I left there because each interview I look at as a great opportunity. I wondered why they even had me there.

Sick child or any other Excuse is no excuse for his rudeness. When you have a job it is your responsibility to be... see more

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Valery Klaric

If he said I have a sick child at home or something to explain his rudeness I would have been fine... see more

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I have read and been told that once you turn 50 I will have a difficult time finding a job that fits my experience level and education level just because of my age.

I am starting to believe this as I have been searching for months and nothing. I am not sure what to do. I am to young to retire and can not afford to.

I have many years of experience in the automotive service field. Now that I'm in my 60"s I find it hard to get a job in the field since I relocated. Employers aren't suppose to ask your age, but they have ways around it. I tell you it's very disheartening. I would like to be a consultant, but I need steady income first.

Or the dates of a qualifying exam for licensure, or transcripts, or work experiences that had to take decades to... see more

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When retirement isn’t all you thought it would be or your retirement income isn’t cutting it, consider going back to work. Today’s workplace is trending towards flexible work options, and there are many opportunities available for retirees who want to stay active and earn a paycheck. You don’t have to commit to full-time employment to get hired.

There are many jobs available that you can do on a freelance, temporary, short-term, part-time or... see more

Work under the table, you've paid enough taxes. If you enjoy being abused by the younger generation then by all... see more

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If you find yourself in a situation where victory seems impossible, you may benefit your cause by developing an alternate course of action. If your objective won’t yield to a full frontal assault, try an oblique approach. ~Steven Ransom

Agreed with you all the way. Don't let a obstacle stop you!

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