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Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

Facing Age Bias? Don't Let It Hold You Back

I know a few people in their 40s and 50s who reinvented themselves the old-fashioned way: They went back to school. One became a high school teacher. Another became a psychologist. And a third went through an extensive wine certification program and became the marketing director for a wine retailer. School is... Read More »

Over 50 And Can't Get Hired? Here's A Possible Solution

Over 50 And Can't Get Hired? Here's A Possible Solution

Forget all the gloomy predictions about how baby boomers are not hireable. There is a way to get the skills and income you need. Read More »

The Elephant in the Interview Room: Are You Being Passed Over Because of Age?

The Elephant in the Interview Room: Are You Being Passed Over Because of Age?

By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder "I can see the look in people's eyes when they first greet me," says Bill Wood, a 64-year-old from Minneapolis, Minn., who is looking for a job in information technology. "It seems to say, 'This guy is going to retire soon; we don't want a short-term permanent... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Job Seeker 'Of a Certain Age' Struggles to Find Work

My Unemployed Life: Job Seeker 'Of a Certain Age' Struggles to Find Work

Four-and-a-half million Americans over 45 remained unemployed in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's like the entire Boston metropolitan area being out of work. But as some people will attest, while wisdom comes with age, employment may not. "I'm living the American dream. I'm... Read More »

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