Most tech companies are only interested in 20 something’s to employ. What now for 40 something’s?
A simple hack: find start-ups founded by folks over 35.
You may need to go more B2B / enterprise here. These founders are generally more experienced, not always, but on average. And generally don’t care here, or in some cases, really prefer to hang out with more experienced folks.
Salesforce was founded by a 35-year old. The Workday founders were older 🙂 Slack, see above.
Once you’ve been a manager for a while — you stop trying to hire people like yourself, like your friends. And you start trying to hire a village.
Then it changes.