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After 15 months of unemployment, I found a CDI... at age 58

Jeanine has put more than a year before finding another job after his dismissal. Supported by an association, this fifty-year old from toulouse, the measure of

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After 15 months of unemployment, I found a CDI... at age 58

Jeanine has put more than a year before finding another job after his dismissal. Supported by an association, this fifty-year old from toulouse, the measure of chance. She tells the story.

"I've never practiced the profession for which I was trained. After Sciences Po section Ecofi and my master degree in business management, I wanted to work in a bank. It was in the early 80's, everything was clogged. I then accepted a position as a sales assistant in a industrial. I stayed there for 15 years before joining one of its competitors, where I worked for 18 years. Until that day, when we announced the closure of the agency. It was in October of 2015. The massive blow!

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As it was not a dismissal on economic grounds, it was necessary to negotiate a contractual termination. The negotiations lasted from January to April 2016. It was very nerve racking, I was only responding to the sales manager and the HR manager who came specially of the seat. In addition, it was necessary to continue to work while the atmosphere was electric. And of course, I was worried about my future, I wondered what job I was going to find at my age.

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Pôle emploi wanted to be reassuring

To remove all this fatigue, nervous and psychological, I've done some running and fitness. I have always been athletic, young, I practiced gymnastics to tackle in competition. It was beneficial during this period of intense negotiations that resulted in a good compromise, and even later, during my months of unemployment.

at the Beginning of September 2016, I enrolled to Pole employment. My advisors wanted to be reassuring. But I was not fooled. I was 56 years old, my training was far from that. My network was limited to my family, a few friends and a few colleagues. I quickly made the turn. My research is not coming up with anything.

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At the same time, on the recommendation of a friend of my brother, I joined in the association Action Women's Big South that accompanies free senior women unemployed in their return to employment. I had never heard of this structure. I went there out of curiosity. I was then far from suspecting that she was going to have the effect of a catalyst.

For several months, I was followed by a HR consultant volunteer who I worked with and my RESUME, my cover letter and mock interviews. I have participated in collective workshops of presentation of self, self-confidence and self-image.

little by Little, as I am rather a reserved nature, I became more confident and more combative.

"I said never my age"

I decided to use my accumulated hours in my personal account of training (CPF) to attend training and English intensive. I wanted to pick up the Toeic which I got in may of 2017.

In parallel, I replied to the ads. I had to send a hundred RESUMES. I said never my age. I've had a few interviews, but without result. Still, I was positive, encouraged by the association.

Thanks to her, I got a mission of acting as a assistant logistics in a SME manufacturer of advertising signs. It was my first post after a year and a half of unemployment. Morally, it has done me good but I was bored.

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and Then, always through the intermediary of the association, I was contacted for an interview on a position far enough away from my experience. A private institution of higher education sought emergency one(e) attaché(e) management. The announcement had not been published. It was a golden opportunity!

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I was received by the director. I was motivated and confident. I put forward my management skills, my sense of organization, my ability to prepare records, to write up reports, my masters of the desktop software... I think even my training at Science Po has fly.

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age is not a problem, it was necessary to have more than ten years of experience. The same evening, the director called me to tell me that I had the job and that I was starting the next day.

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The trial period is successful, I will sign my CDI in February. I am of course relieved and aware of my luck. But I remain convinced that a dynamic senior will convince the recruiter that will give him the opportunity to introduce themselves."

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