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Landing a Job When You're Over 50

Business  (tags: business, economy, employment, over 50, Careers, age discrimination, strategies, success )

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For the last few months, Christine Duncan, 53, has been looking for a full-time job that offers benefits because her husband's structural steel drafting business has been struggling in this economy.

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Dee C (23)
Monday August 3, 2009, 5:48 am
"Duncan, who was the bookkeeper at his company, was recently able to land some temporary work during tax season, but permanent jobs are hard to come by in Denver.
She often scours job listings on Craigslist and Monster, is on Twitter and LinkedIn, and has signed up with several temp agencies to no avail.

She doesn’t think her age is keeping her from landing a gig, but the one interview she went on last month was with a woman in her 30s who was wearing expensive designer jeans. “I knew I was not going to get the job because I didn’t fit in,” Duncan said."

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Mi Robson (7)
Monday August 3, 2009, 3:27 pm
Thanks for the link. Good article & fairly detailed. Lots of age bias and generalization on what over 50 means.

mary f (202)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 2:14 am
thanks dee

. (0)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 1:31 pm
Thannnnxx Dee Dee.. for the encoragement
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