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
I am a long time Mainframe Adabas/Natural Programmer/Analyst who spent too much career time with this really very good product (1985-2014). I also worked and working with Visual Studio (more VB and less C# but not at work) and SQL Server (at work, 2003-2014). I am doing home projects with all these Microsoft Products: SQL (BI, SSIS, ETL), VB, Excel, Access.
One of these projects: my job search tracking. Between May and November 2016, I've submitted 750 job applications and had 35 interviews. As of today, zero job offers.
There is a link to my blog: http://www.michaelealfes.com/blog/my-job-search-status-detailed-report-as-prepared-for-eeoc with attached detail report of my job search and its zero results. http://www.michaelealfes.com/uploads/4/7/6/2/47624087/michael_alfes_-_job_application_log_20161106.pdf
This is probably the second time I've posted here but I've tried just about everything I can think of. I've applied to fast food industries, ice cream shops, dish washing positions, putting myself online for babysitting, and even room attendants for hotels and still no one has made a effort to contact me, email or anything. I recently turned 17 and have been filling out applications since the beginning of May, it is now July and school is next month. I'm starting to think if it is even worth the time to keep applying since school is going to start back up and no one wants to have to deal with a young workers school schedule. By the time I realized I should be calling to check in on the status of my application it had already been a whole month afterward and I figured they had already given the position to someone else. Are there any suggestions now that I'm at my wits end?
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 my age after having six kids, is nothing but God and He got me through the hard part so I will show my determination because goodness knows I didn't go to school for my health. I do have a promising interview tomorrow as a Quality Inspector for Medical Claims and it is for a great salary, so I am leaving it up to God and following His lead. Just want to encourage someone that may be struggling too. Don't give up. We are seasoned :)
I have been asked by some of you whether it is more difficult nailing down a job after turning 50, and my answer to you is generally "yes". That said, we can make it easier on ourselves by being open to utilizing our years of experience and the skills we have developed in a wider and more broad spectrum. Experience can be a plus, but stagnation is a drawback. Be open to using your talents in various ways within the scope of various possible industries. "Break out of your box".
I have been a nurse for over 40years and am in semi retirement. I just wondered whether there was someone out there who would benefit from my nursing care; Sometimes i think as soon as you say youre retirement age employers think youre ready to go to heaven. I definitely am not ready yet.!!!! I am older, with a wealth of nursing experience and am fit and healthy.WDYT. My granddaughters text speak for What Do you think.???