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How does a 44 yearold woman get job?

I am 44 years old and have been trying to get a job for more than 2 years now. I have even approached employers and offered to work for free to gain work experience. I've done community work which never leads to anything and I've also done hospitality courses but all the advertised jobs are for young people not people my age. I've been considering going back to school to gain more education I just think that I am too old to be thinking about going back to school. Any ideas.

Asked By: debra b - 1/29/2008
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44 isn't that old nowadays. You might live in a part of the country that is depressed. Think about moving to a city that is more prosperous. The economy is always booming somewhere... More
Answered By: sdn90036 - 1/29/2008
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There are many jobs available for ladies your age. You can try baby sitting, giving private tuitions, making pickles and jams and selling them, looking after elderly people. You can also try your hand at writing books. There are cases where women found fame and fortune in writing. JK Rowlings is just one of them.
Answered By: lymillionaire - 1/29/2008
 
any where she wants it ..if there is a will there is a way ..if she is not that hard to please won't be a problem
Answered By: yuksel g - 1/29/2008
 
First take as a challenge to get a job of your taste and qualification and prove ability before your employer for getting a job.There are ever so many scope for self employment also .Taste and competency that matters .Try for all chances including insurance and finance .
Answered By: ahmed k - 1/29/2008
 
I think that maybe you're going to the wrong places to look for work. A true statement in your question is a lot of employers ARE in fact looking for younger employees. On the opposite end, people look for middle-aged/more experienced employees due to the fact that younger people are nowhere near as dependable... More
Answered By: Metal_Head - 1/29/2008
 
This wil help u.. There are some really a good way of making money online being at home.There is no need to pay at front.Just basic knowledge of internet is enough.Further it is much much better than online paid surveys & data entry..Just try it out there is nothing to lose since u r not going to pay..
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Answered By: Naren - 1/29/2008
 
My sis is 49, she spent last year on computer courses as she knew she would not get a good job without this skill... More
Answered By: [124-38-9] - 1/29/2008
 
try to find some online job.. nobody will know your age
Answered By: Lancez - 1/29/2008
 
I am 45 and in the process of changing careers. I recently read that 58% of employers are looking for people with computer skills. That has prompted a newfound interest in going back to school to gain that knowledge. Have you tried networking through the activities you have done? I also read that only about 10% of... More
Answered By: Evie - 1/29/2008
 
Have you ever thought of setting up your own business from home, from your question I think that you are used to dealing with people... More
Answered By: stoerdog - 1/29/2008
 
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