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#64 - Career Expert Series - Over 50 and Motivated with Brian Howard | CareerMetis.com

For Episode 64 of The CareerMetis Podcast, we will be hearing from a returning guest Brian Howard.

This interview is part of  the “Career Expert Series“.

Guest Introduction – Brian Howard

Brian Howard is becoming a regular guest on the Career Metis Podcast.

In past episodes, he’s talks about things such as the Motivated Networker, and how to enhance your job search, but today he’s here to discuss his new book: Over 50 and Motivated, A job search book for job seekers over 50, which is part of the Motivated series by Brian.

Episode Summary

1. Brian explains the motivation behind writing the book.

2. He explains the shift in dynamic that occurs when someone reaches 50, and the various benefits that someone over the age of 50 can bring to a company.

3. The acronym “SEAL” stands for Stable, Experienced, Accomplished, and Loyal.

4. He lists a few age biases and explains that they are not true, merely perceptions that could be placed upon a job seeker over 50.

5. He also lists a number of massive advantages that come with age and experience in the workplace.

6. Brian goes into detail about the perceptions of age, and how they can be dispelled within the interview, as well as various mental blocks that can create tension between SEALs and younger bosses.

7. He shares some actionable tips on how to reframe the relationship into a positive one.


“Once you’re over the age of 50, the dynamics of the job search begin to change.

“SEALs Stay in their positions three times longer than their younger counterparts”

“Poor Technology skills are often cited as an age bias”

“There are far more advantages than biases related to age and experience, especially in the depth of value to an employer”

“That younger boss is in that position because he or she earned it.”

“Tenure is a blessing”


To learn more about Brian Howard’s work visit his website. He can also be reached on LinkedIn or Twitter.

#64 - Career Expert Series - Over 50 and Motivated with Brian Howard




Brian Howard’s book Over 50 and Motivated: A Job Search Book for Job Seekers Over 50  is now available on Amazon.com.


Additional Resources

Intro Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – Siren Kickback

Ending Music provided courtesy of Accelerated Ideas (www.accelerated-ideas.com). Soundtrack – No Need to Rush 

Written By
Nissar Ahamed is the Founder & CEO of CareerMetis.com. He is also the host of The Career Insider Podcast and the co-host of The C.A.R.E. Podcast
Brian Howard is the author of the recently released job search books, The Motivated Job Search and The Motivated Networker. He is a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), a Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS), a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), an actively practicing executive recruiter.

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