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Unfortunately there's a lot of idealistic advice online but it's seldom helpful.  "Create a brand statement?"  Please.  The first step is getting to anyone who'll give an interview when jobs can only be applied for via a website -- with no opportunity to explain one's qualifications.  Networking?  Only good if someone you know well happens to hear of a job opening and passes along the information.  Most network acquaintances avoid anyone who's job-hunting.

 

And it's next to impossible to remove age from the equation when the online applications insist that you put in dates for all employment and education.

 

Applying when overqualified?  A total waste of time.

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Sorry to everyone for my rant. I am just so angry and disappointed in myself  My post, en Ex post facto, was inappropriate, so please accept my apology. 

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I need a job, PERIOD. Went back to school at 52 because I wanted to change careers and thought a college degree would enhance my potential. Got a B.A degree in Psychology at 56 Boy was I wrong. Still doing hair and looking for employment in my field. Obviously experience overrides a degree and my age doesn't help. I have 60,000.00 in student loan debt coupled with Obama care demands. At my wits end. I now understand why my mother willed herself to death. Depression is real and I have it. I plan to die at 60. This makes me happy. Something to look forward to. My greatest fear of being old and poor seems inevitable so 60 is a good age to end it all.

 

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Sometimes it is a waiting gam However, if you truly want or
need a job you will manage.to get up when the alarm goes off.
My work experience was quite varied for many year, because
I thought I wanted to change. Then one day the idea came to
me to start my own business and decided I could do it and I did without any help or financing. It kept me intrigued 20+ years. emmee15
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I feel your pain, but don't blame President Obama. Unemployment has dropped from higher than it's been in decades to just 5% during his administration.
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I'm Sorry this happened to!
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Yes, after reading everyone's comments I too have list my job back in March of 2015. After 20 yrs in the Auto industry, plus heavy construction and military I gave list my daughter of 29yrs, just gone thru a horrible divorce of 25 yrs and list everything. I tried many new careers, over qualified, gone back to college, and now homeless. God have mercies on us,all. I do nit have much optimism for the New Year coming.....
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Obama said in his campaign that he was 'going to fundamently change America." Well, guess what?  He did just that. The American we used to know is forever gone and the middle class is paying for it (again).

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@lb1319129 wrote:
".....Why is rebutal absent when false labor statistics are broadcast?....".
   Because people, along with being financially ignorant, are ignorant of BLS statistics. How many people you know have heard of the U/1-6 stats?
"...It sounds like there is an unjust over abudance of illegally unemployed (termination due to age descrimination) awesomely educated baby boomers out there...What the heck is going on here? And how do we fix this?..."

     Can't fix it because you can't prove it. Some people have likened it to that old phrase about " I can't define pornography, but I know it when I see it". We know it's there, but can't prove it. Companies don't hire people for many reasons, age itself being only part of it. That's been discussed to death, but if you can't prove it, you don't have legal recourse.

 

   The overall issue, the root cause (as it is for other issues) is 'simply' that there are too many people chasing too few jobs. If we had an economy like we did 20 years ago, none of this would go on. We have a country full of people with too much debt, declining wages, declining benefits, little to no savings, health care costs going up astronomically, many goods and services becoming very expensive,  loss of minimal skill but high wages that we had in factories decades ago. I won't start a politicial discussion of who may be to blame ---- it started decades ago................

 


"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
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Questions...
Why is social media ignorant to all of this?
Why aren't these issues being shouted from the rooftops?
Why is rebutal absent when false labor statistics are broadcast?
Why are eyes closed and ears deafened?
...It sounds like there is an unjust over abudance of illegally unemployed (termination due to age descrimination) awesomely educated baby boomers out there...
What the heck is going on here? And how do we fix this?
We're not DEAD YET!

In the boat with you and I'm not liking it!
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