6 years ago
March 1, 2018

4 Tips for Mature Job Seekers in Sales

Mature job seekers can face a challenging path. They say age is only a number. However, it is a number that can make it more difficult for you to compete…

Rhys Metler

Mature job seekers can face a challenging path. They say age is only a number. However, it is a number that can make it more difficult for you to compete for sales jobs. You are often up against younger, more energetic and eager job candidates, and potential bias against you. Many employers are hesitant to hire mature job seekers because they are concerned you will be stuck in your ways or you are not up with the latest technology.

These are only a few things that can make your job search more difficult. To help you be successful in your search, our sales recruiters have put together these tips for mature job seekers in sales:

1. Play to Your Strengths

As a mature job seeker, you have some advantages over younger candidates. You can bring experience, insight and a unique perspective to the company. You can also show how you’ve been loyal to previous employers. A track record of working in the same role for a number of years and the desire to do so for a hiring company can be attractive. Many younger candidates job hop, forcing companies to go through the hiring process again in a few short years.

2. Stick to Relevant Experience on Your Resume

Avoid aging yourself by listing your complete job history on your resume. Stick to outlining your recent and relevant experience. You may want to have your resume reviewed by a professional resume writer to refine your focus.

3. Communicate Experience Without Showing Your Age

While a company can’t ask about your age, they may allude to it in the interview. You can overcome this by taking an energetic approach to the job interview. Communicate to them you are up to date with the latest trends in your industry and show your youthful side.

4. Work with a Sales Recruiter

Sales recruiters can help you vastly improve your job search. They can provide you with tips for your resume, how to interview successfully, and can help find hiring companies that are an ideal match for you as a mature sales job candidate.

More Tips for Mature Job Seekers

Learn more tips and tricks to boost your job search by reading these blog posts from our sales headhunters:

When Is THE WORST Time to Search for a Sales Job? A Sales Recruiter’s POV

4 Resume Optimization Tips to Get Noticed by Sales Headhunters

3 Ways to Sell Yourself in a Sales Interview


SalesForce Search is a sales recruiting company which specializes in the recruitment and placement of sales professionals. We recruit salespeople in every sector of the economy including, software, manufacturing, financial services and medical devices. Find the right salesperson for your organization, start your search here.

Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 15+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.