Deborah Daigneault
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I've worked since I was 16 yrs old. After College I had a good paying job as a Medical/ Dental Claims Processor. After retirement I found I still needed additional Income but except for Retail work, I can't get hired! I apply for Customer Service, Claims, Call Center Positions and even get interviews, but don't get hired. I know I do well on the assessments and Interviews, but always receive the "We've decided to go with another candidate" email. I took a minimum wage job as a Cashier, but I have health issues that make the Physical nature of this job very difficult. If I don't find a better paying job I'm going to wind up homeless due to Inflation. Companies complain they can't find workers yet won't hire older candidates! #jobsearch #ageism #advice

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Aran Strode
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This might be far fetched for you, but start a YouTube channel!!! Talk about your story!! Also, teach on how to pass assessments and how to ace interviews. People need to know what you know!! I would watch and subscribe.

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Mary Lefevre

I agree Deborah, I'm 64, worked outside my neighborhood since I was 15, joined the US Army when I was 17 and I am the real customer service person that everyone is looking for. But yet cannot be hired even if I could stand on my hands and jump off the ceiling. Again, nobody is serious into hiring true talent.

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Are you willing to change career paths? Anyone can at any age. My job is always hiring we are a property management company located in Chicago but we are fully remote due to the pandemic (and expanding in areas such as DC, Maryland and Florida) feel free to dm me if you want more information. I myself am an assistant community manager which is (in smaller terms) middle man between the manager and customers.

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Sharon E

Try Zety and jobhat.com, they help when people have medical conditions. I also want you to call or go to your local department of aging to see what senior benefits your entitled to. They can help lower your taxes if your in a house. They also help with transportation. Your medical insurance company may be able to give you some discounts as well. This is your time to relax but if you have to work try the companies above. You can also try Upworks where you might find some freelance work. Are you receiving all of the pension money you may have earned? Hope this information helps.

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Naama Holmes

There are so very many work from home jobs, look for those. It'll be easy on your body, plus those are mostly (or all) clerical work. Data entry, customer service jobs. Good luck!

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Dennis Pierce

You say that you have health issues. I have maintained my health with a regular regimen of lap swimming and weight lifting since I retired several years ago. Most people think that I look younger than my age. However, it hasn’t helped at all even though, more often than not, I am probably in better physical shape than the person who is doing the interview. Millennials are really stuck on stereotypes about older workers.

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Gaylord Reagan

Deborah: After I retired at age 73, my "guaranteed" lifetime annuity went bankrupt, and my IRA cratered thanks to covid-induced stock and bond market turmoil. Plus, the owner of the house I've rented for fifteen years opted to sell it out from under me. At age 78 I am fully engaged with 'unretiring' and going back to work. I was surprised to find that there are hundreds of six figure jobs in my various fields, and I have a second round interview scheduled for one of them tomorrow - we'll see what happens. Going back to work at your age (67) may be less of a problem than you think it will be. One of the more prominent changes in the workplace that has happened since I retired is the tremendous growth of "remote" jobs where you work from your home. There are lots of these remote jobs in the type of employment you mentioned in your posting.

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Naama Holmes

@Ciara Stone that's a wonderful idea

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Ciara Stone

Ageism at it's finest. I would have a few younger people in similar positions at a job to read your resume and suggest anything that might be taken badly-even if if it's miniscule. When you get a phone call/email requesting an interview, ask for the interviewer's first and last name to research that person before you meet them. Research the position, business, expectations, type of work,etc. Try the billing department of hospitals, a Courthouse Clerk, the DMV, Post Office, City Hall careers, Debt Collector (the kind that works to find a compromise and monthly payments), Census Worker, File Clerk at Law Firms,etc. Another reason could sadly be because you're most likely older than a couple people in an office, they feel like you are the boss and there's possibly something ego chafing in that regard. Lastly don't disclose health problems you have at the interview. Pause a moment to gather your thoughts and only answer questions pertaining to the job. Perhaps have your typing speed retested. Point blank ask if they have a problem hiring older people, then point blank ask why that is. Hope this helps!

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Trisstian Grant

Pray 🙏 God will make a way out of No way. Keep trying Don't give up. Your closer to finding a higher paying job than u think

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