Too Old to be Hired? Suggestions for Botoxing Your Resume

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Unemployment has spared no community in the past few years, but it’s been especially hard on older workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job-seekers over 45 make up a disproportionate percentage of the long-term unemployed population. And in many cases, those older workers never even get asked in for an interview. If you’re over 45 and applying for jobs, how do you avoid getting your resume tossed in the trash, and increase your chances of getting your foot in the door?

Beth Kobliner, the Takeaway’s work contributor and author of “Get a Financial Life” suggests that we try Botoxing our resumes. She explains how in this week’s work segment.

And Kat Brown shares her story of struggling with unemployment. A 58-year-old resident of Northern Michigan, she's been out of work for four years, and has had employers tell her to her face that she's too old to be hired.