I'm 57 & Can't Get Hired... Is it My Age? Ideas to Skirt the Issue?

Dear Career Experts, I am a 57 year old Graphic Artist looking for work for the past 5+ months to no avail. Being 57, a woman, and in design isn't a good thing. I've been thinking about a career change. Any ideas how to skirt the age issue? Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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There you are: sitting on the beach, covered in sunscreen, reading your favorite book, drinking your favorite drink under the cool shade of an umbrella. Life doesn't get any better than this. Suddenly, a door slams, a phone rings, a printer turns on. You jolt back into consciousness. You're at work, sitting in your cubicle, without even a hint of sunshine streaming in from outside.

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