Thursday 23 March 2017

Want to feel invisible? Try hunting for a job at 50

Jillian Godsil

Jillian Godsil
Jillian Godsil
Looking for a job when you’re 50 and older can be a daunting experience (Stock image)

Oops, it happened again. There I was, casually sauntering along through life, sending off job applications and foolishly expecting a reply but nothing happens. Not so much as a 'Thank you'.

How had it come to this? When had I morphed from experienced professional to an unwanted 'has-been'? Had it happened overnight? Well, it certainly feels as though I have become an overnight failure. Yesterday, my years on this earth promised experienced, talented, sought-after skills. Today, it appears those same years have somehow put me into a new, unemployable category.

I can't even boast grey hair talent as I am not that old. Instead, I exist in a dark limbo-land of invisibility.

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