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Is Age Really An Issue?

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Wednesday, 05 May 2010 16:03
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I am turning 54 in June.  I spent my past 10 years in PA/secretarial roles in the executive search business.  I lost my last job (in fact I resigned) due to my employer signaled that I could not work there any more (due to the financial crisis).  Since then I've been in the job market for 9 months. Frankly I had only two interviews so far; the other interviews were general talks with employment agencies.  Some of the applications I sent to the other search firms or replying to ads, were requiring exactly the type of experience I had.  Of course they were not obliged to hire me, but not offering a chance of interview had been disappointing.  Is age really a concern?

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