Ageism & Job-Hunting

Jan Newberry was a magazine editor when she was laid off and, suddenly, she found out what it’s like to look for work when you’re over 60. It’s not fun. But, let’s just say, Jan didn’t take it lying down.

Her observations – from the young guy on the Zoom interview who seemed like he’d rather be doing anything else, to the nervous laughter when she’d walk into a job interview with her 60-plus-year-old self – are funny and sad both, and the good news is her story has a happy ending.

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