Having been laid off from the company and then coming back in as a contractor, applied for positions. Wasn't making it to any interviews. Asked a recruiter as to why I wasn't making it to any of the interviews that I applied to the position. Pretty much told that I had too much experience, when directly asked if I was too old to get back in, said "I didn't say that" but it was pretty much implied.
They had an ad offering a positions and asking people to apply. When I tried to do so, the very next question was to write down the year when I graduated from high school. Companies use this trick to calculate your age and then ignore your application.
They had an advertising for a positions but when I started to fill it up, there was a question asking for the year I graduated high school. Just try to start the application and you will see it .
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