Every other Wednesday we usually feature an open thread where we ask you to share your advice on a particular topic. Today, we’re shifting gears and featuring a question we recently received from a job seeker. Can you help her out?
“I have found that my age is one of the biggest obstacles in reaching employers/gaining employment.
I started by leaving off my undergraduate degree, now I am struggling with leaving off one of my masters degrees. I worked hard for both degrees, I was able to pay off all my loans to NYU for the first masters degree, and now I worry that not only will I struggle with paying back my loans, but that all my hard work in sustainable economic development, advocacy and leadership with carefully chosen and reputable NGO’s will make no difference whatsoever.
I am thinking perhaps I should do something for women around this issue but have no idea where to start, part of this problem is I have most of my experience in India where cultural norms and practice are very different.
I would love to get some insight into this issue as I imagine I am not the only woman struggling with this.”
Do you have any advice for this job seeker? Share it in the comments.
And if you’re job seeker looking for advice, send me your question at firstname.lastname@example.org.