Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-26-2014, 03:54 PM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
robnplunder's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 2,719
Originally Posted by FIREd View Post
Sheesh, looking for a job sounds more and more like whoring. I really feel for the OP and anyone who has to put up with this. But boy am I glad to have seen the light early and saved my pennies.
Not any different than going on a date or have you forgotten that ?
I did it .... my way.
robnplunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-26-2014, 04:37 PM   #22
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Amethyst's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 10,079 only age 56, there should be no lack of familiarity with social media...maybe at 76 or 86 it would be understandable, but not 56. In fact if you are only 56, and have to have kids create your social media presence, that could be one clue as to why employment is elusive. Just sayin'.

Rest of advice - 100% in agreement.

Originally Posted by robnplunder View Post

Recruiters often check out Facebook, Linked in and other social media sites. Get your child/grand children to make something up to look good in case recruiters check them out. Just having those accounts will tell them you are keeping up with what's going on.
If you understood everything I say, you'd be me ~ Miles Davis
'There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley.
It involved a mannequin hand, and an electric shaver taped to a golf club! - "The Other Guys"
Amethyst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 06:59 PM   #23
gone traveling
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Boston
Posts: 10
I wanted to thank everyone for their advice. I will definitely look into what was mentioned and hopefully things will turn out.
gride50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 08:44 PM   #24
Full time employment: Posting here.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 728
YOu could try commission sales. I know a number of folks in their mid 50's that turned to real estate or car sales and have done well. some, however, that couldn't bond to sales ended up leaving and were frustrated with their lack of success. But.....a good commision salesperson can always find a job. Why? Usually the employer and employee go to the bank together. Good Luck.....I've been without a job in the past and I have empathy for you.
jerome len is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 09:06 PM   #25
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,674
Originally Posted by 2B View Post
......When you want the paycheck, you will mold yourself into the creature you think they want you to be (to a reasonable extent).
I would prefer to say it's marketing yourself & your skills to each prospective employer- both on paper and during interviews. Skills & experience very relevant to employer A may be rather useless to employer B, and vice-versa.
ERhoosier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 03:44 AM   #26
Recycles dryer sheets
WestLake's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 239
Many good suggestions. I was laid off from my dream job many years ago. I was young but I have never forgotten. That's another reason why I'm cheap

If you do want to move that might help. Dallas is absolutely booming and I don't know anyone who can't find work. In fact it's crazy!
WestLake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 05:22 AM   #27
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
2B's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Houston
Posts: 4,337
Originally Posted by FinanceDude View Post
They are honest about their occupation, but they too have a problem with middle age employment....ever see a very attractive middle age hooker? I haven't..............
I'll have to defer to your obvious great experience with the subject.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane -- Marcus Aurelius
2B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2014, 05:53 AM   #28
Full time employment: Posting here.
racy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 754
Hi Gride,
I've done many interviews in my past mega corp life. The best advice I can give is this:
write your resume showing results (if you haven't already). I saw a lot of resumes stating only the candidate's previous job duties and/or job function. Companies & businesses want to know "how is this person going to make money for me?" Showing evidence of past accomplishments and results indicates you'll do it for them too. Good luck!
"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating". Oscar Wilde
racy is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laid off, stayed off. Nobulife Hi, I am... 33 08-15-2011 09:18 PM
If I am Laid Off and I need to use my Retirement Savings Early.... nico08 FIRE and Money 2 04-04-2011 07:37 AM
Article on laid off brokers and other firms hiring them Texas Proud FIRE and Money 21 02-11-2011 07:33 AM
Hi, I'm 61 and getting laid off hpbob Hi, I am... 18 11-30-2007 09:10 PM
A really busy week -- laid off, catheterization and then off to Hawaii dwk FIRE and Money 6 01-23-2007 11:47 AM

» Quick Links

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:31 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.