Do employers avoid hiring people over age 50?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. Gypsy48 profile image73
    Gypsy48posted 7 years ago

    Do employers avoid hiring people over age 50?

  2. rosariosblog profile image59
    rosariosblogposted 7 years ago

    It depends what industry.  Often, the answer is "yes", because people over 50 expect to be paid more, and it's harder to order them around.

  3. womenintouch profile image60
    womenintouchposted 7 years ago

    Not really you have to try to get a fact to face interview. I found they do not really know your age most of the time. we are just competing with the internet and thousands of others looking for work. I find that if I get a personal interview i always get the job. People are more interested in your experience however they do know that at our age they have to pay more and sometimes this will keep us out of the job market.

  4. Goody5 profile image64
    Goody5posted 7 years ago

    I believe they do, however you will never know, because it's against the law.

  5. resumejack profile image59
    resumejackposted 7 years ago

    Some do. (But you wouldn't want to work for them, anyway.) To get around this problem, at least in your resume, you're only going to take your employment history back 10 to 15 years, maximum. Unless you're a total pothead, that's plenty of time to have built up enough accomplishments to show the employer you have what s/he wants. The other way around this problem is that you don't show the years you went to school, or were in military service. The only place you'll show years, in fact is for your employment.

    Remember, the resume is a marketing document that's intended to get you the interview. Once you're in the interview, you're going to sell your experience and skills. You're going to show that interviewer that you don't need to be trained. You will have done your homework on that company to know why they need the position you're interviewing for, and how you can address that need better than anybody else. Thinking that way should get you around the issue of age.

  6. Tom T profile image65
    Tom Tposted 7 years ago

    I don't know if the word avoid is correct but I do think they are more cautious.  People over 50 can sometimes be perceived to be set in their ways, have salary and wage requirements that are higher than younger peers or just not have the right generational fit for a company.  These are perceptions.  For those over 50, you need to remove dates from your resume, go back the last 10 to 15 years on your resume and use terms like 10+ years experience when writing cover letters.  If you can alleviate the fears of an employer about some of these perceptions, you can sway hiring managers who may want some of the benefits of someone with experience.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)