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Is it possible to get an administrative assistant position when you are 62 years old?

I was pushed out of my last job because of my age. However, I was paid severance pay of 6 weeks; I think this was for my boss to cover himself legally. I have applied for at least 300 jobs and still no job. I was not asked why I was quitting my job, and I did not put the reason in my resignation letter. On my Human Resources form I put the reason as opportunity for learning & advancement. When asked in an interview why I left, I give that reason because in my last conversation with my boss before quitting I reminded him that in my initial interview he said there would be promotion possibilities. He said he did not say that. I don't know what he is saying when he is called as a reference for me. I did a great job which was reflected on my reviews. I have had at least 15 interviews and have applied for at least 250 jobs, but still no job. I am a very fit 62 year old; 118 lbs, in great shape physically and mentally; continually wanting to learn new things. Please help!!!

Asked By: lilsheep - 8/8/2006
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Keep trying and you will get a job.
Answered By: dt - 8/8/2006
Additional Answers (3)
Yes, it is possible to still get a job. As you get older, it gets harder but it can still be done. Your skill set is the most important thing. Why didn't you go see a lawyer when you felt you were being pushed out of your job because of your age?
Answered By: Sharon - 8/8/2006
 
Your boss is only allowed to tell perspective employers #1 if you worked there. #2 Amount of time you worked there. #3 if your attendance was good... More
Answered By: Brooke's Mommy - 8/8/2006
 
Its unfortunate but at such age very few companies will hire you, especially for a secretary. They know that based on your age you will not be a long term employee and most people at this age are not capable of changing their ways and adopting to new company's structure.
Answered By: fasb123r - 8/8/2006
 
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