Fired at 50

Learn How to Overcome the Greatest Executive Job Search Challenge

Cover of OptiMarket's Fired at 50 Book

Fired at 50 is the first career counseling book to provide a step-by-step plan to help you overcome the age bias, make your age an asset, and find your next executive job faster.

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  • The nine best ways to overcome the age bias
  • How to make your age an asset
  • A proven, month-to-month plan to find your next job faster
  • The five keys to executive networking success.
  • How to pre-empt the age challenge and win the interview
  • The new rules for successful contract negotiation

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From the Introduction

This book is written for you… and the thousands of other executives across America who are age fifty and older and are either out of work or concerned that they soon may lose their jobs.

Like most, you probably were or could be terminated through no fault of your own. Your company was acquired or downsized, or your boss was replaced by someone who brought in his own management team. Or, it could have been for other reasons that had little or nothing to do with your own performance. Proud of a successful career, you were confident that with a strong record and the support of business colleagues, friends, and recruiters with whom you had established solid relationships over the years, you would find a great new job in a few months.

But it hasn’t happened…

What do business leaders say about Fired at 50?

Fired at 50 provides a proven road map that executives can use to find their next job faster. After conducting a job search on my own in the most difficult job market in memory, I hired OptiMarket. In less than five months, using the same process and tactics they describe in Fired at 50, Tucker and Bob guided me to land a leadership role in a highly respected firm. Their advice and counsel were superb in all respects.”
Doron D. Grosman, Operating Partner, leading private equity firm

Fired at 50 is a must read for any job-seeking executive. It describes all the essentials of a successful job search including how to develop a focused job objective, manage time more productively, gain the most networking referrals, conduct winning interviews, and negotiate the best offer.”
John Bassler, Former Managing Director and Global Practice Head, Korn Ferry International Inc.

Over the years, I have found that successful executives are rarely effective job seekers. They often lack the necessary skills, and take far too long to find their next job. Executives over 50 have the greatest challenge of all. Finally, there is a book that offers them a clearly defined process to complete their job search in the shortest time possible.”
Ken Meyer, senior executive recruiter for Fortune 50 companies

Fired at 50 is essential for any executive in a job search. By the time you read this, your competition will have already read Fired at 50. So buy it, read it, follow the process and keep referring back to it. Your next job will be around the corner.”
Harry Glantz, VP Human Resources, RailWorks Corporation

Over 50 and frustrated in what you have accomplished in your job search? Take heart – this book can save you months off a journey that is tough enough by itself, but extra tough when you’re over 50.”
Dave Opton, Founder and CEO, ExecuNet