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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.
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Stefano sindoni
about 10 hours ago

I keep getting letters telling me that they’re looking for someone that more meets their needs. I’ve been applying for jobs that I have 25 years experience how can I not read their needs? #application #ageism

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Jose Maldonado

I have notice tjat this companies want younger candidates not people our ages. Reason being, they know we wont be manipulated. I went to an interview with a toll truck company around where i live, and i notice the crew was way younger than me. Im 47 with experience on quite a few fields and certified on osha regulations. I looked younger than them, and the manager interviewing me notice that i took care of my self. Never got a call from them. I think this companies want slaves not workers. People that. An be pushed around.

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Susan Page

Great advice and I may use some of that..

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Shelly Olliff
2 days ago

I have a Business degree and past nursing license and trying to find employment as a EHR software trainer ( did it for 10 years before COVID. I keep getting passed over because of my age. I am older but lots of years left in me.. and I want to be productive again. Help! #ageism #jobsearch # #advice

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Steve Walsh
4 days ago

Why do jobs require so much more from workers than 50 years ago? Some 60 years ago Boomers could get a good juicy job fresh out of high school where they were thought everything on the job and could collect experience.

Millenials and Zoomers nowadays in many cases need a degree for the same job Boomers could get fresh out of HS - or even as HS dropouts - while getting payed less. Millenials need to invest these extra 4 or 5 or 6 years to get degrees for jobs previous generations could do fresh out of HS. Its unfair and its nonsensical.

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Darlene Johnson
5 days ago

I am 66 years old and i want to work i can not live off what they give me from s s

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Janice Reed
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9 days ago

We’re seeing lots of members sharing their frustration at work that they are experiencing discrimination. Here are some great tips to address discrimination at work.

  • Keep a record of any discriminatory behavior
  • Follow the set chain of commands
  • Be aware of the signs of discrimination
  • Don't let discrimination define you
  • Obtain legal help

Have you experienced a similar situation before? What were the effective strategies that you’ve tried? What didn’t work?

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Andrew Ament
10 days ago
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sy jones

yes that is a problem .

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debra ethan

Andrew Ament: It all depends on what YOU think of being 74. If YOU think it is a problem, then it is. If you don't think it's a problem, then it isn't. You can go to Indeed.com or many other employment sites, or you can go to a staffing agency to apply for part-time work. I'm sure a staffing agency can help you and, while they will know your age, the company they send you to won't! Then, go to the interview with a smile on your face and a spring in your step! Be upbeat and happy. Be confident. Know what your skills are and feel confident in them. You surely have a plethora of experience. Draw on it! Use it! Make it work for you! You could be a great addition to a team. You must believe in yourself and don't ask others if 74 is a problem. It's only a problem if you see it as such.

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Genise Caruso
11 days ago

I was 45, lost my job, and spent the better part of a FULL YEAR trying to find another position. That job lasted only 3 months due to the owner deciding to cut some positions, and I couldn't bring myself to go through the nightmare I had previously trying to find a job. I had always toyed with the idea of self-employment. The one thing I felt I could do well was write and started taking steps to make that a reality. After reading everything about freelance writing I could find, I finally realized my lack of credentials and recent writing experience was a major obstacle I had to overcome. No one was going to pay me a penny based on my word alone! So, I did what any insane 50-year-old woman would do; I enrolled in school (online) and pursued a degree. This was a major risk, as I didn't have a great track record of finishing things I started. (That was all prior to being diagnosed with ADD and treated with good meds.) Not only did I earn my bachelor's degree for technical writing, but I did it with an extremely high GPA. I wasn't as stupid as I believed. By the time I graduated I was 55 and already had started taking on some freelance writing jobs. I also studied and took the exam to become a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), which wasn't really something I planned, but someone I knew well, had worked with, and trusted, was doing this type of work and basically coerced me into joing the "fun!" Once I heard what kind of money she earned I admit I got more interested. Anyway, that was in 2010 ( I was 55) and I've been a self-employed freelance writer, specializing as a CPRW since that time. Success didn't happen overnight or easily but at least now I had the skills, education, experience, and maturity to make it work and I've never regretted my decision. #ageism #advice #jobsearch #resume #self-employment

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Gregory Go
12 days ago

Qualified but saw someone less qualified than yourself got the position after numerous follow ups and Finally a Rejection #ageism

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Linda Hudson
13 days ago

I graduated with my medical assistant certificate and returned back for BCS (Billing and Coding Specialist) and received my certified license. I have been searching for part-time or remote position buy no one will give me the opportunity straight out of college. Last but not least I really think me being over 60 they most likely think I wont last long on the job. I am willing to do contract work and if I am not what they are seeking, I'll leave leave upon the end of my contract. I want to immediately use my skills that I have learned before my certification expires.

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Charles Rayl
16 days ago

I have worked since i was 16 Im now have to work till death with my health will shorten my my considerabilty But as long as the goverenment gets rich The last thre jobs i had i was fireed for missing 1 day of work while the younger people miss 2 or 3 weeks at a time but theres nothing done at all Then they tell me thats not a age issue bull crap

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