This question could destroy you in your job interviews. you've been dreading it, hoping maybe they will overlook that yawning gap in your resume. But they probably won't. Chances are good that they will ask, "Why have you been out of work so long?"
Certainly, age discrimination is very real and rampant in today's job market. Yet, there are many other things that can be keeping you from being interviewed. If you're not getting interviews, here are a few other things that might be hurting you.
Survival at work obviously depends on more than just doing a good job. A lot of incompetents and bullies manage to survive and thrive-often by stepping on people like you. Keeping a paper trail can help you defend yourself against their nefarious schemes.
Far too many job hunters believe there's no point in doing much during the holidays. After all, people are celebrating, not hiring. Big mistake. They waste precious time and miss opportunities. Make this holiday season pay off in your search.