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They said YOU were too old! ...but what do they know? This topic explores stories and advice for older workers struggling to get hired.
Susanne Shumway
6 days ago
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There seems to be help for everyone except seniors who worked part time to supplement their SS, so we got a one time $1200., which for me took care of about 5 weeks of not working. People who can collect unemployment not only get that but also an additional $600. Hardly seems fair, considering seniors have medical costs etc.

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Pat Simmons
14 days ago
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Ageism

Ageism is illegal! #

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Peter Knowles
6 days ago
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The toughest part about landing a job right now is...

My age is the hardest part.

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Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
14 days ago
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Age Discrimination During Your Job Search

Biospace recently published a great article with tips on how best to position yourself with employers during the online application process.

"Don’t draw attention to your age in your resume, social media profiles, or in conversation." - Biospace

Article Highlights:

  • Remove any graduation dates or years you received specialized training that are over 10 years ago from your resume or social media profiles.
  • Think about what additional training, courses, or certifications you can attain to help you stand out from other candidates.
  • Don’t directly answer illegal questions. “How old are you?” is an example of an illegal question. “Are you planning to retire soon?” is another example.
  • While you don’t want to ramble on and on about your years of experience (that points back to drawing attention to your age), you do want to highlight your key areas of expertise, accomplishments, and honors.
  • What you can do is remain positive and make a point to eliminate any negative self-talk or beliefs. Read More...

Have you noticed differences in how you’re treated by recruiters and hiring managers during your job search?

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Vickie Davidson
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Even when I leave off dates highlighting attention to possible age, I am asked to complete that information in an additional request. Especially education. I an constantly asked about when I completed my degree. Should I remove it from the resume?

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Lenin Pina
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Great Question Vickie! If you find that employers are reaching back out to request employment and education dates then definitely include those on your resume and application profile. The last thing you want to do is create obstacles that might delay your application processing time and/or discourage employers from pursing your candidacy for employment.

Other Jobcasers have expressed higher online application success using functional resume formats instead of highly visible dated chronological formats.

Elyssa Duncan recently published a Fantastic quick read article in which she breaks down resume types and formatting tips to help you get noticed. Check out her article Improve your resume + land that job! and connect directly with Elyssa if you have any questions.

btw... what type of job(s) are you looking for?

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Betty Cool
10 days ago
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No money at all.

I've been unemployed for almost 10 months, not collecting unemployment, tried filing for disability and nothing has worked for me. I'm 58 years old. Why don't employers want to hire older individuals who have the experience for jobs?

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Tahj Summers
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I was out of work due to my Pregnancy ? once I had the baby I found an agency that got me work the following week. Then, BOOM! Covid-19. All the jobs they kept sending me to we’re not in my field. I was pissed, yet glad I was able to work. Mean time I’ve also been looking for months. No luck! I pray you find something.

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Tanya Thompson
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I agree with the other responder regarding online work. Most online companies are looking for individuals who are competent and able to do the job, period. Zip recruiter as a number of online, remote customer sales positions. Best of Luck to you and God willing you will find employment soon.

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Lisa Lawson
8 days ago
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It is ageism.I am a RN with 32 years experience. I can learn anything needed.I did not grow up with computers.But can learn any system.I think we waste too much time charting endless crap .we used to spend a lot less time on charting. More time with the patients. I may not be an IT expert but you can bet I know a lot of things the younger nurses don't. So it can be a tradeoff.These computers are always breaking down too.what is up with that?So you spend a bunch of time finding one that will work.The patients have been put at the bottom of the list.I am old school .They should be at the top of the list!Also the nurses are treated VERY BADLY NOW.We used to get some respect.now we get none from employers.

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Rebecca Rogers
14 days ago
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Age definitely has caused issue with being hired! And it hurts . 20+ years as Chef. Covid wipes out whole restaurant communities. Now there are NO jobs. My resume is great.

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Richard Byron
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Hi Rebecca, Sad as it is I've been personally going through this same issue in the same field with 15 or so yrs. experience. Take covid off the list there's only age left to skip over qualifications, I actually have begun to tell myself that the age factor is in play because they know we are looking for an actual schedule to maintain our lives. We're not just looking for $$ to have in our pockets to go with on the weekends & when we've that much time behind us they fear were stuck in our ways which makes most unteachable & argumentive. So to save the possibility of have to do the process over again in a month they just skip over us. And I've been looking for work now 14 months since I relocated from east coast to AZ.

Keep your head up DONT LOOSE HOPE /FAITH something will come thru for you. BEST wishes

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Rebecca Rogers
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No computer anymore. No wifi or internet anymore. Had to scale back due to job layoffs Covid 19! Do you help or supply hardware needed for AT HOME JOBS?

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Scelina Cox
11 days ago
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Asking for help doing things that normal responsible adults would do

Haven't been on here much , but I am looking forward to getting all of the

#wellslaundry #tpistaffingamd #ageism #olderworkers #wordsofadvice

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David Lyons
5 days ago
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I’m worth talking to, please don’t let my age get in the way.I have 10 good years left.

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David Lyons
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I could toss you my wallet for that.

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Ashley Wilson
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You can do this David and like everyone else said you look incredibly young for your age (not that it should matter in the job market)! What type of jobs are you looking for?

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Lenin Pina posted an article
Jul 29, 2020

Overcoming older worker stereotypes

Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
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