| ||Ask HN: Any job boards and age-friendly companies for older developers?|
452 points by nonines on May 27, 2020 | hide | past | favorite | 445 comments |
|I've spent last year interviewing only to find out that I'm considered too old (I'm 45) for most shops around. They won't spit it out directly of course but people talk and what they say is that I need to be stellar or young to be hired. Companies won't invest in me the slightest bit, so the moment I miss a question in the long interview process I'm out of the door without second thought.|
1. I might be banging the wrong doors. E.g. FAANGs don't seem to be right. Any companies that don't drink/sell the youth cool-aid?
2. I might be searching at the wrong job boards. Any suggestions welcome.
3. Finally I might be better doing sth else altogether (but what?) rather than fighting a loosing battle against preconceptions that run so deep.
Anyway. Thanks for any non-insulting answers in advance.
PS: I'm based in EU and I'm a SW Dev working mainly in DevOps and Reliability.
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