I have been trying to find a job for months and I am convinced that my experience ironically prevents me from getting a job. It seems that almost all companies want to hire fresh, young people who are cheaper. This is not a bad thing, I completely agree that young talented people should get more space and more chances, but what should we do who have many years of experience...
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OH WOW!!!...this is so SAD....this is one of those guys , that while at Viacom . made peoples lives miserable. BUT i will say Yo will fins a JOB
your Union is Blacklisting you
Odd that Blog Guy doesn't post about the Top Execs at CBS falling like dominoes - methinks blog guy is Management trolling employees
Unfortunately the entertainment industry has always been a young individual's industry unless you're OLD looking walrus like Weinstein and then you will always have a job while ruining other people's lives. Good job Harvey.
I don't wish I had less experience, 22 total years in 7 years in field production and then broadcasting operations. then worked years in many different fields doing all sorts of work. since I got laid off, pre covid, nothing sporadic freelance work. thousands of applications, many with someone i know within company speaking directly to hiring HR person or straight up in position to hire me. one was told off record that they were looking for someone younger, no lie. I am only 49. if I had gone business side route, probably would have a FT staff job by now. I don't have age on resume or year of graduation, but that is kinda outdated advice. they will ask for year of graduation in application or simply by years when you worked. they will know how old you are. i am not leaving 12 years off my resume within the business. that's absurd, I would not want to work for a company that would hold that against me. with all that said, its very similar experience to landing my first gig as it is getting a new gig after many years of experience. good luck to all, no matter the level you are at. unfortunately for myself, if something does not come along soon, might have to call it a career in this field and try something completely different, which is such a shame to throw all that experience away.
Don’t put more than 10 years experience on your resume. Ever. Makes computers auto reject you.
Don’t put year of graduation either
Even if you feel desperate for job make sure you don’t come off that way in your voice or in writing
Keep up with basics like shower daily. Sounds dumb and obvious but depression can kill if you don’t fight it off when you wonder why you exist if you can’t work to live
Remind yourself you are worthy of a job and you aren’t in control of where or when companies may offer jobs but you can do your part.
Do something fun daily. I guarantee you people employed don’t. Take advantage of every moment. Time is literally more valuable than money anyway.
This is your chance to reinvent yourself. Go to therapy. Take walks. Spend time with family and friends because now you can!
Life is short. I was unemployed for 4 months in 2019. And another 3 months again in 2019. It sucked but It made 2020 easy as pie bc I was employed and everyone freaked out in 2020 but since I had been there done that it didn’t impact me.
Keep on trucking. Your next good job fit is coming...