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RAYMOND Hunt
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about 1 month ago

Ok yes I'm 56 I still have a lot of good miles under the hood, an lot of Knowledge to share I done everything from slopping Hogs when I was a kid to launching helicopter in the Navy. To all the employers out there don't forget let us deice when we want to stop working

Thank you All for letting rant #jobsearch #age #interview #advice

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Joseph J. Aragona Jr.
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over 6 months ago

I was laid off in 4/2020 due to C-19. I have been applying on almost every employment site with no luck. I have a lot of experience in the commercial and industrial HVAC industry, traveled the world as factory technical representative, and operated mechanical contracting business in a 50/50 partnership. Unfortunately, I cannot run service any longer due to physical restrictions, but my knowledge and work ethic(leadership skills) are my greatest assets. Employers are commenting on how impressive my resume is but they chose another candidate. This is the most common reply from employers. Not sure if my age, pay/benefit requirements, qualifications, or they are really not hiring? 🙏🇺🇸 #jobsearch #career #fulltime#benefits #discrimination #age #pay #benefits #compensation #leadership

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Michele Bender
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over 6 months ago

Regarding age discrimination, I was an HR Manager, and in the HR field for 10 years before the bust in the economy took place in 2008. I know for a fact, although companies say they don't discriminate against age, they really do. They find some other reason not to hire you i.e.; salary requirements are too high or your not a good fit for their culture. If you go into a company and everyone there looks like they are 30 something and you are 50 +....... forget it! You will not fit their age culture. #age #ageism #discrimination #seniors #jobsearch

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Johnny Sepulveda
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over 6 months ago

BE RELEVANT

Make new skill sets. Never stop training your self and staying current. Ever.

You can’t. You’re “old”. Without skills? You have ... “experience”...in something.

Be knowledgeable about what you need to know for the job you want. There’s a laundry list of software, I should know if I want to progress and make more money. So I learn. On my own. I go to Meetup(s) to network and meet others doing the same as me. And when I think I’m “dumb” or unqualified? Someone tells me otherwise because of my knowledge. But I never stop now. It’s 3 am and I’m learning Drupal. Don’t know what Drupal is? Either did I til I had to -- or at least to myself -- learn about it

Don’t make it harder on yourselves.

Bring some of your swagger to the job interview with feaking knowledge. You know how there’s always some older freak with the brainiacs in every stereotype of Silicon Valley or the modern workplace? I am that guy.

And I am because of what I know.

You have to. It’s the only way to be relevant.

ANOTHER TIP -- IF YOU OUTWARDLY LOOK AND DRESS OLD -- NOT STUPIDLY TRYING TO BE YOUNG -- BUT JUST...”OLD”?

Guess what? You will be treated that way.

Lose those pounds, get a haircut. Haven’t bought clothes in years? Go do so. And I don’t want to hear about money. There’s cheap clothes everywhere.

People around you will react in kind.

My lunch hour? I walk 3 miles to offset the donuts I just got handed in the break room grabbing coffee. It’d be real easy to just wolf some pastries down and surf the internet. But no, I switch shoes and hit the pavement and when I come back, I’m relaxed, feel good about myself and got some sun. I love working in the city again, because everyone walks. No cars to go across the street. My life has not been easy.

The past year has been ridiculously trying. At times, I wonder how I do it. AND I KNOW WHY...

I’m a survivor.

If you’re Godzilla, you better eat me because I will get up and keep coming. EVEN WHEN MY HEAD IS SAYING -- DONT BOTHER -- I GE T UP AND I KEEP COMING;

HAPPY NEW YEAR

#age #discrimination

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M O N T A E G R A M
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over 6 months ago

Please don't mind my picture that is the only one I had. Thanks I am 16

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Beyonce Buie
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over 6 months ago

How old you can be to clean around dollar tree?

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Angel Ortiz
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over 6 months ago

what is the Age requirement

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Jacki Cook
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over 6 months ago

I want to tell you what I have learned by first hand experience regarding job hunting... First of all I spent way too many hours combing through emails that I receive daily or more. I applied for many so called job recommendations from every Tom, Dick and Harry job website that I received and fit their qualifications. I felt much accomplishment for applying to 20 to 40 jobs a day. It would open up communication per my home and cell phone, texts, email and other forms of contact. This would result in a handful of interviews both by phone and in person which got me excited and thinking about a possible job in my near future. Anyways, what I want to say is I have recently googled job fairs, Michigan Talent Bank which is job part of Unemployment Office. They offer one on one help and weekly companies job fairs at this same office as well as lots of additional guidance because they are not working for their benefit but yours. Also try Public Schools Substitute paraprofessionals which you don't need a lot of skills to get hired. I spoke with them briefly and sent them my resume one day and they called me next day. I need to go to office and bring my I.d. and social security card. They will also fingerprint me but only looking for no felony or child infractions. So hopefully, I will be ready to work within a few days. My mother also does this and she is 80 hrs. Old and was hired last year...They said you can get a permanent job in many. Positions once you start this job. A lot easier and much more chance of getting better job due to already working there. That's all I've got...let you know how this progresses next week...

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Gayle R Roberts
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over 6 months ago

I am almost 64 and have had seventeen addresses in the last 45 years. I have followed my husband in his search for jobs and advancement. I have had many jobs in many fields..and you are never too old to want to work or find work that is meaningful to you.

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colleen Harkleroad
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over 6 months ago
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