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How do I explain I was let go due to downsizing?

by Anonymous

Did not do anything wrong. In fact, was well liked. But was let go at 64 years old as were other people (probably downsizing). Tried to retire, but, need to go back to work at 66 years old.

Answer: You are not alone in having this type of employment gap on your resume. I'd just mention in your cover letter what you said above, something like, "Although I had decided to retire when I was downsized 2 years ago from XYZ Company, I have now realized I need to continue working."

Then, with your age, your task will be to convince an employer how your maturity and years of experience will make you an attractive employee.

To your success... Kathi

PS Have you ever thought about starting an e-Business? Lots of retirees are doing so, successfully:

Retire To Something

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Jun 28, 2015
go with your mind NEW
by: frankeisntien

The employment gap is experienced by so many people in the country. Just go on with what your mind say and I am sure that you will reach what you were expected to do. If you feel you, must work then go and do some work. Or else just retire.portland senior center

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