Is it harder to get a job now compared to 5yrs ago? Or is it ageism?
I’m 37 and I’m noticing it seems harder to land a job offer than I remember it being 5+ years ago. In previous searches I had a ~50% offer rate for in person interviews. I never studied at all and didn’t even know what leetcode was back then. My offer rate is much lower right now which is surprising since the job market is supposed to be hot, right?
I’ve prepped leetcode with 220+ problems solved. I’ve got lots of relevant experience in tons of areas. But I’m getting rejected a lot which is strange.
I recently had a interview with salesforce where I felt I totally kicked ass on the coding questions. They were all LC easy with a few mediums. Was sure I’d get an offer but got rejected citing lack of experience with Jenkins (wtf?) Recruiter went out of her way to tell me they were very impressed with my coding skills and suggested interviewing with other teams.
Is the market becoming more saturated or is ageism starting to kick in? It could also be that I have to tone my personality down for interviews that could be hurting me as well.