You cannot even imagine the number of times I have heard the myth that companies do not hire candidates who are over 50. Please remember that I am a professional recruiter with over 40 years of recruiting experience – and when not recruiting over the past 26 years, I have coached over 1,000 professionals to new career positions. Many of the professionals that I coached were nearing or over 50. I understand your feelings.

Introduction to my Latest Book – “Expect Success! The Science Of The Over 50 Career Search”

To demonstrate my understanding, this is the first paragraph in the introduction of my new book:

“Once Upon a Time, there was a group of brilliant 20-something and 30-something-year-olds, some of whom worked at companies with the names of Microsoft, Oracle, Apple, and LinkedIn. Many of them were managers who knew that 50-year-old workers were out of touch with their generation and their technology. Therefore, they did not hire them. Just as in those fairy tales when princesses spin and time flies by, these 20-somethings and 30-somethings twirled in the January 1 to December 31 fiscal work world. Sadly, they awoke one day at age 50 with some new wrinkles. Then, their company reorganized or was acquired, and they were laid off. They found new companies on Indeed where they applied and the new 20-somethings and 30-somethings in charge felt 50-somethings were “suddenly” out of touch. While they had valuable experience, they were not hired. Their new world was not the same as the one they just left. Yet, it was the same…”


The process has changed since 2000. In 2000, we were concerned that computer systems were going to crash as the clock moved from 11:59 PM on December 31, 1999, to 12 AM on January 1, 2000. Remember those moments when the world was holding its breath?

The change was one that even recruiters did not forecast. Computers began to “improve” the recruiting processes in companies. Humans no longer had to read Every. Single. Resume.

The Applicant Tracking Systems and Human Resource Information Systems have taken the selection of qualified candidates out of the hands of humans in large companies. Human Resources assisted in the creation of a system that went from a sales process to an administrative process.

Therefore, my advice is to network your way into a company through someone you know or someone your connection knows. According to the Career Transition industry, 74% to 76% of all positions are filled through networking.  Only 8% of all jobs are filled through posting your resume on a company website or job board. Even Indeed offers to screen your resume for Employers!

My 118th Television Interview Yesterday Was Titled “Companies Hire Professionals Over 50 – Don’t Believe The Myth!”

My link on LinkedIn received Over 10,000 Views in less than 7 hours today! This was my LinkedIn post –

“Companies Hire Professionals Over 50 – Don’t Believe the Myth” is my 118th TV interview. We discuss the 52 Openings I am working on where we will interview and potentially hire “over 50” professionals. #Over50 #CareerAdvice AARP #JobSearch #Jobs #Careers

If you would like to sign up for pre-sales of “Expect Success! The Science Of The Over 50 Career Search”, please forward a note to

You Determine Your Fate With YOUR Attitudes And Actions

Do you feel the POWER you have within you in your search for a new Career? You have total control of your actions and your attitude. Do not give that Power to a naysayer. Act Confident and Optimistic while you execute your Career Search Strategy. Reach For YOUR Moon!

 Networking is the best practice to find a new career!  I wrote my books to duplicate my efforts to assist you in your search. My expert experience as both a Recruiter and Career Coach gives me a perspective few professionals have. My Salary Negotiation script solves that pain point for most career seekers. To accelerate your #Jobsearch, please immediately click on this link to my recent book, Employee 5.0: Secrets Of A Successful Job Search In The New World Order  My book contains the 12 Steps to find a new career in a nice, orderly fashion that follows your sales process.  According to a newspaper review, “It is refreshing to find an author who speaks With you and not At you!” It also has the stories of people who did well – and some who did not. You may learn from both sides.

If you feel the need for professional Career Coaching, my business has 3 different packages. I work closely with Professionals in all three packages. The primary difference is the time and personal requirements.

  1. The first package is the 2 meetings Introductory Package.  The 2 meetings cover the basics of a Career Search.
  2. The second package is the 6 month Gold Package. This package provides you with Career Search guidance and Career Coaching for your first months in your new position.
  3. The third package is the Titanium package. Call me for details on this package because it is tailored specifically for the individual.

My Talent Attraction business model is to work with one company at a time and charge a flat monthly fee.  This enables me to become part of a company’s team for short or long periods.  Therefore, I know what is going on behind the curtain that candidates and authors outside of my field cannot see.

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Coming Soon, my third book on Finding A New CareerExpect Success!  The Science Of The Over 50 Career Search!  If you would like to buy a pre-sales copy before its release, contact me at The first copies will be available in early July.

Bill Humbert is available for Speaking, Talent Attraction Consulting, Career Transition Consulting, and Training contracts.  435-714-4425

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