I am a 49-year-old male marketing professional who has been trying very hard to land a job for the last half year.
I have registered my resume with all the possible job portals including Jobstreet, JobsDB, Jobbank, etc. and have sent out more than 100 applications. I have also approached the Career Centres of WDA, NTUC for advice and met up with “career coaches” there but could not derive much help from them.
To date, I have been to interviews with only 4 companies but there has been no job offers.
I feel that perhaps my age is a hindrance as I believe there is a still a stigma attached to older workers despite the government’s effort to debunk it.
I even thought of changing industry to become a property or insurance agent so as not to be out of job for too long and there are bills to pay.
I have also attended a preview for WSQ course for healthcare assistants. Currently, to earn some income for daily expenses, I have been doing hourly-rated telemarketing job.
As time passes, I am starting to feel rather “useless” and find myself slipping into depression. Fortunately, these bouts were short-lived and I tend to snap out of it quite quickly.
I have attached a copy of my resume for your reference.
Hopefully, you can provide some advice or link me up with your contacts who find my experience and qualification relevant for their company.
Thanks in advance for your help!
MichaelNumber of View: 1987