Job Hunting At 49
I feel more and more out of today's society I am coming up for my 50th birthday next year and I am unemployed have very little money and am struggling to cope with everything. I have experience and many Qualification's yet I have applied to over 60 jobs this year and heard back from only 4 . All because I am older and do not really understand all this ATS stuff that rejects my CV before anybody actually sees it.
People seem to expect so much yet offer so little I find some of it an insult to all the sweat and tears I have shed over the years. I have tried so many ways of securing work I am going to have to find a way to be self employed again as it seems I am poison to companies.
I have wasted money having my CV done professionally they missed out 5 years and didn't even spell check it. It seems that today a piece of paper is more valued than 20+ years of experience it is a poor system that is only going to miss out on the real people who could make an impact on their businesses just because they don't have a piece of paper.
Everything is geared for the younger generation I was certainly born in the wrong era there are kids now millionaires in their twenties all from the internet, something which I am still coming to terms with as I learn more about what it is capable of and how to best utilise that to earn me a living.
As I look to my future I try to remain positive but it seems as though I walk two paces forward and then one back I am constantly learning and trying new things, I remain optimistic but as the days pass this becomes more difficult. I think society relies far too much on machines and algorithms that it is not human anymore in fact we are loosing the ability to communicate with one another as machines take over. Each day we are becoming more like robots just doing not thinking.