Yup! Who would have thought that another couple years would make me ineligible for any kind of employment!
I retired after 30 years as a Real Estate Agent selling Commercial and Residential Real Estate, fighting to preserve and save my clients money and dignity, in the space of 8 years, I suddenly became unemployable for ANYTHING.
There are resumes and applications in almost every business in the valley from me I have same number of “Kiss-off” letters from employers. Well not really from employers, but from nameless personnel companies or personnel telemarketers.
Now I understand that the personnel agencies are going to employ AI to do their interviewing, PERFECT!
I don’t understand why I have not had ONE decent interview from ONE company that REALLY has a position for a reasonably intelligent female for a Sales Position. I have had several “Cattle Call Interviews” but not with a real employer.
Just to re-iterate: I do not want an outside sales position! I feel that with my sales experience, I am worth a decent salary with a commission to match my abilities.
Just for your information: every sales job that I have successfully accomplished top salesperson was ones that I had NO experience with that PRODUCT or business “On the job.” Of course management tried to hide that a mere female could be the top salesperson.
One local company wanted me to “train” their salespeople and let the “trainer” take all the credit for it.
For all of you business’ that disqualified me because I am not young enough, since when does youth qualify over experience? Did you think that my 30 plus years as a licensed Realtor made me unqualified to anything but telemarketing or outside sales???
Just in case you still think I got stupid, I have written and self-published eight books. I will admit they may never be million sellers, but my blood, sweat and tears are between the covers. They are all on Amazon.com, just type my name, Brenda Colbath in the search area and they will pop up.
I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I am deleting all the “Help wanted” ads from all the fake personnel agencies and fading into the woodwork.
Thanks for noting!