I was a laid off candidate after a long Career and in my mid-fifties. I started a job search and I wish I could say it wasnot easy. However I was incredibly fortunate to land a new position at a company that wanted/needed my experience. This may come across the wrong way, but you'll be fine. There are countless companies looking for people to help them grow and prosper. Be open to new different areas of the country, explore different networking groups and learn how to positively sell yourself. Get on LinkedIn, update your profile and do job searches. I wish you all the best, you'll look back at this and be thankful they let you go. I look back at my time at the company with pride over what I accomplished and sadness with what that company has become.
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