I'm looking for an honest answer here from founders looking to hire …
I'm nearing the end of my 30's. I have a lot of experience in both startups and the corporate world. I've been in the market for two months now, I've interviewed with probably 12 companies – all startups – for positions I'm more than qualified for. Still haven't landed a job.
Maybe it's my own insecurities about my age, but I have to ask: Does age play into your decision at all? Are you worried that someone like me might not have the energy of someone younger?
Skills/position aside, what concerns you about hiring someone my age (if anything)?
It's illegal to age discriminate, so I don't expect to get a truthful answer outside of a forum like this. Just need some straight talk.