While losing a job is hard for anyone, it can hurt even more for older workers, particularly if they have to take a job they perceive is beneath them.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.glassdoor.com
I’m posting this because I know a lot of 40-somethings and 50-somethings looking for jobs right now, and they are not easy to come by. I’m not quite in the 50-year range yet, and I’m getting close! My problem is that as a technical communicator, I’ve been in the field for about 3-4 years, but as a worker who has done some tech comm related work before officially revamping my career path, I’ve been working…a lot longer. I’m probably too expensive as a beginner, but not experienced enough for other jobs that peers my age who have been in the business longer would make. It’s a hard conundrum for me to be in, to say the least.
There are some good pieces of advice in here though, several items which I also have been doing and follow. Good thing I bought a new, hip but age-appropriate dress for interviews in the future!
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