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Ageism
My Director position was recently eliminated and I was moved to an entry level Supervisor position within the company. I am about to be laid off from that position as well. I have been job searching for months with only 3 interviews and no job offers to show for it. I have had outstanding career success in many different industries but I have been unable to successfully communicate this to prospective employers. I am in my late 50s and I am getting the sense that I am being passed over for the younger candidates. Either I am over qualified (too expensive) or "not the right fit" for the organization. I can paper my walls with the number of rejections I have received. I have tried leaving off dates on my resume to push my skill set to the forefront but then they asked you to complete the online application and force you to put in dates. I am struggling with successfully marketing myself to employers. I have successfully navigated careers in 3 new industries and learned at least 3 new major software programs at each job. I love change and finding new, smarter ways to conduct business. Does anyone have any advice!
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