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'Over the hill' at 53

27 July 2010, 12:16  - Casey Gee
Dear Editor,

Why do employers regard me as “too old” when I have 35 years of working experience in my field in SA, West and East Africa as well as the UK.

An employer would have to search far and wide to find someone like me. Apart from my vast experience, I am pleasant, attractive enough, well spoken and ready to commit and share my knowledge.

My references are impeccable and contactable, yet to no avail, most times I am not even granted an interview.

I have missed out on many positions as I am not a BEE applicant, and so many I do not even apply for because the job spec is BEE, so that of course narrows the number of positions I can apply for. Not to mention the interviews I have been granted only to be told that although I was a superb candidate they have chosen a BEE applicant, so why did they interview me in the first place?

Then there are the positions that state “Young and energetic” so of course I cannot apply for those as my youth has passed me by, although the energy is there but I do not even get a response to any mails sent.

Surely in this day and age to specify young should be against the law as it is so highly discriminatory? Besides, youth is wasted on the young!

So where does that leave me then? Do I scout for geriatric positions? At what age did I become unemployable?

Some enterprising recruitment agency would surely make a mint in commissions by capturing the “Oldies” market.

Casey Gee

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