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Out of Work? Here’s Why Your Career Isn’t Over | Glassdoor Blog

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.

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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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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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