Why not see great candidates over 40, or even 50?
Does more youth = more energy and time spent working?
Do you dream younger people will stay with you 10-20 years?
Does being older mean being too set in our ways?
None of these things are relevant to age, and you know it.
The last 3 years has shaken the hell out of everything.
The right person for your company can be any age.
Here’s the criteria:
1. Not a job-hopper.
2. Current, relevant experience.
3. Education and cultural fit.
What else is there besides the practicalities?
(Location, compensation, growth opps, etc.)
Now get real and give everybody a chance.