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Lois Martin
over 6 months ago

If you are an unemployed older adult, it's easy to assume ageism or age discrimination when you're turned down for jobs time after time. Yes age discrimination does exist but it is not the barrier EVERY time. Don't let a presumption of "they'll think I'm too old" hold you back. And don't let it cloud your thinking and your analysis of what you can improve in order to become a more desirable candidate. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/should-age-neutral-thing-jessica-goldberg #ageism #agediscrimination #olderworkers #jobsearch

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Eleana Bowman
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over 6 months ago

I read this inspiring article about 88 year old Hester Davis, who works as a case worker at the Youth One Stop Career Shop in Newark, #NewJersey.

Davis, who turns 89 in June, is celebrating her 50th anniversary with NJ Department of Labor. Way to go, Hester!!

#motivation #olderworkers #humanservices

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Christopher Scranton
over 6 months ago

Starting this Wednesday, Jobcase will be supporting a free, online workshop for older workers who are seeking jobs in the midst of the corona crisis! In partnership with AARP, Encore Boston, the City of Boston, and others, we'll be providing a free, 5 week webinar, starting on May 20th, sharing job-seeking basics, tips, strategies, and support align with challenges faced by jobseekers 50+!

Free registration here: https://states.aarp.org/massachusetts/mastering-the-job-search-for-people-over-50

There's a new topic each Wednesday and workshop participants will be here, in this jobcase group, to discuss the workshop and answer additional questions that may arise after (or before) each session.

Provided by AARP Mass, ENCORE BOSTON NETWORK INC, Jobcase, Inc., City of Boston, Operation ABLE, MassHire Downtown Boston Career Center, Boston Medical Center (BMC), Commonwealth of Massachusetts Exec office of Elder Affairs, and others | #ageism #free #boston #jobs #aarp #olderworkers #strongertogether #agestrong #workfromhome #coronavirus #interview #jobsearch

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Allana Akhtar
over 6 months ago

Hi all, my name is Allana Akhtar and I'm a reporter at Business Insider.

I just published a report on how ageism, not a skills gap, is the biggest barrier to keeping older adults from high-paying work. (& I even got some help from Jobcase CEO Fred Goff).

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Here's the story: https://www.businessinsider.com/retraining-doesnt-help-older-workers-find-jobs-because-of-ageism-2019-5

#ageism #seniors #skillsgap #olderworkers

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Susan Brakefield
over 6 months ago

I obtained through hard work a Bachelors degree after working in many fields five years ago. It seems that now the newly graduated twenty somethings are being put into fields that previously required MLS, MSW and other areas aka County positions as unexperienced workers. I have been substitute teaching since graduation. Some of us older workers need the paycheck to make ends meet.

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Lois Martin
over 6 months ago

Good question! TopResume has some ideas for you. Take a look at their sample executive-level resume to see how you can develop yours: https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/10-powerful-changes-for-your-senior-level-resume #ageism #olderworkers #resumetips

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over 6 months ago

I want to encourage older persons DO NET give up. I was unemployed for 3 months and lost heart on more than one occasion. I picked myself up, dusted off and went to the next interview as if I was still employed, yes, I had to answer why I wasn't, and why I was terminated (didn't know enough about circuit boards and cables). I persevered and I got the job, with a $5K raise. I am 57, so believe in yourself and show why you are the better choice. I had a phone interview and they brought me in for a face to face with the COO and I had the job.

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Scelina Cox
over 6 months ago
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Donald Croke
over 6 months ago

If you’re older like me than sometimes you believe you’re more qualified than the person who is interviewing you. Hey it happens! They are often younger than us and it’s slightly embarrassing. You might cop an attitude, maybe without even realizing it. You might even try to tell them why their job description is faulty in some way, or unrealistic, even.

Don’t.

If the person interviewing you IS younger, you could come across as condescending. You might be resentful that you’re actually in this awkward position of having to come to their office.

Get over it.

You don’t take the interview seriously and it shows because you haven't done your homework on the person who is interviewing you, the company, the industry, its competitors. You think you’re there for them to get to know you, when really they want you to show them how much you know about them.

Next time research the company!

Since it might have been a long time since you’ve interviewed for a job, this is to be expected. HERE IS MY ADVICE….calm down. Practice some interviews with a friend (someone younger even). Videotape or record it, so you can see how to tweak your performance. Always remember to be yourself, sincere, straightforward. Keep it conversational. Focus on the company’s needs, not yours. All the best.

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Lois Martin
over 6 months ago

Good question! TopResume has some ideas for you. Take a look at their sample executive-level resume to see how you can develop yours: https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/10-powerful-changes-for-your-senior-level-resume #ageism #olderworkers #resumetips

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