If you’re over 55 and pounding the pavement these days, it’s not pretty. I have several friends who fit this description. They’re frustrated, furious and frankly dumbfounded by their inability to land a job that suits their experience and desired salary. They’re picking up part-time consulting jobs to keep afloat, zapping résumés into the black hole of online resumé bins, waiting for a response, and pulling their hair out. They have graduate degrees, and once held executive and management positions. They know what’s up.