Usually the inability to land work is not because of aging or age bias.
There are so many other variables which impinge on why Baby Boomers remain unemployed or underemployed. One of those is the refusal to overhaul their pitch materials. Those include their cover letters and resumes.
The reason for that, I have found, is that they are addicted to Sweet Suffering. They have come to gain great emotional satisfaction from being professionally rebuffed. Why? It became their comfort zone. Where they feel safe. Where this turbulent world becomes predictable.
Is there a way out of that new form of being stuck? Well, it's an inside job.
That begins with the willingness to become open to something other than pain. Some spiritual centers such as Tamara, based in Tucson, Arizona, hammer the possibility of joy. When that meme dominates, there is no payoff for Sweet Suffering.
Invite stuck colleagues to attend one of the celebrations of joy at local spiritual programs. Among those which provide that ethos is the Buddhist temple. By swinging by the New Haven, Connecticut Zen Center for 8 months I gained the insight and strength to pull out of a career path in the Northeast which had become dead-end. Here in the Southwest, I have been able to rebrand. It took a while but I even was able to open myself to joy.