How old is too old when it comes to getting hired? You might be surprised at what some employers consider old. In some cases, job seekers are in their fifties or sixties.
In other cases, they are even younger. Forty can be considered "old" when you're job searching. Here's what it's like for some job hunters, who shared their unemployment stories and age discrimination stories with us:
- At my age, who is going to hire me? I have applied for over a thousand jobs in the last two years and once they review my employment history, it stops there.
- Now at age 55 I am having a hard time getting an interview.
- I have well over 25 years experience and probably forgot more than most college graduates will ever know. I have a hard time even getting an interview. I find my age (58) to be the biggest problem.
- I have worked all my life since the age of 15. I served my country during the Vietnam War, earned my Bachelor's Degree and two Master's degrees and I can't find work now.
Have you been discriminated against because of your age? If you have, we'd be interested in hearing your story. Here's how to share your age discrimination story.
What can job seekers do to combat age discrimination when they may be considered too old to get hired? It can be hard, but there are ways that you can focus your job search, update your resume, and target your cover letters. These job search tips for older workers will help you maximize your chance of finding a new job.
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