I feel your pain. I think it's just a tough job market out there for many.
Although I'm not unhappy with my present job I really need a better one and I've also been on many interviews over the past two years that have gone...nowhere.

Sometimes these companies just end up deciding that they are not really going to fill or create a position. Sometimes (and this the most frustrating) they re-advertise the job but make the requirements higher.

If it makes you feel any better the company that I work for has filled several positions over the years I've worked there with people over 50. These are clerical/admin positions (justFYI). But I've worked at other places that had a truly diverse workforce with people in ages ranging from 18 - almost retirement.

Good luck to you Suz.
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