A Simple Guide To Finding Companies That Hire Senior (40+) Employees

Mar 6 2012 in Featured, Job Boards, Job Search Strategy, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

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If you’re over 40, you’ve likely found many companies who don’t hire senior employees.

But somebody out there’s gotta hire 40+ candidates …

If only you could figure out who these companies are, you could focus your time on companies likely to hire you … and ignore others who are more biased against age.

It would be so easy if there was a list – but no one has published one … until today.

40+ job seekers – this is your guide …

5 Steps To Find Companies That Hire Senior (40+) Employees:

    The common knowledge steps:

  1. Contacts within the company: Get to know people within the company, talk to them and ask them … what’s the culture like? Are most employees have families or are they single? What’s the typical age of people in the position (and level) you seek?
  2. 20 something President/CEO: Probably not the most 40+ friendly firm – While these companies might hire one or two token senior executives, you’re unlikely to find many others 40+.
  3. Steps to find companies that hire 40+ employees … that aren’t so common

  4. Build Your List:
    Search for senior employee friendly companies: The job board SimplyHired has your answer. SimplyHired has a search filter for Age 50+ Friendly companies. Search for all jobs (not just your job title) in your area. If you’re in a small town, search your state to get a broader listing of companies. Then click advanced search, click the dropdown special filters (1/2 way down the right side), and choose Age 50+ Friendly. Then search …
  5. On the left hand side of the search results, expand companies. This is your target list of companies that hire 40+ candidates. If the company is age 50+ friendly, they’re 40+ friendly also. If your list of local companies is too small, expand to your state, or to the US (I’ll show you how to use 50+ friendly companies in other areas to help you in your area).

  6. Expand your list:
    Similar clients: To expand your list, look for companies that serve similar clients, including:
    • Competitors: Competitors to companies on your list are likely to also be 40+ friendly. They serve the same clients and are likely to also value more senior employees.
    • Industry participants: Other companies (who aren’t competitors) in the same industry.
    • Clients: Since clients of companies on your list buy from 40+ friendly companies, the demonstrate comfortably and trust of 40+ business relationships.
    • Vendors: Since vendors to companies on your target list are likely selling to 40+ buyers, these vendors are likely to be 40+ friendly themselves.
    • Same customers: Basically, you’re looking for companies that sell to and/or service the same clients as companies on your list. Typically, companies who sell to 40+ customers, seek employees to relate to their customers (including health care, banks, insurance, financial services).
  7. Focus your list:
    If you expanded your list to state or national companies, make sure to focus on local competitors, industry participants, clients, vendors and same customer companies.

So now that you’ve found a simple guide …

… go find some companies that hire 40+ employees.

… and stop wasting your time applying to Facebook and Groupon.

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