For several years Fidelity has been pushing the job mobility thing. Being a white male in my 50s, I was resisting it for a long time because I didn't want to end up the new, inexperienced, guy on a team and be easy pickin's to lay off. But, in the past year, not liking what is going on in my area, I have focused in on an area of expertise that I've learned more about and am interested in getting a job with.
Well, I've so far applied to 5 different positions on the internal job post site. The number of interviews I have been invited to: zero. I am not even sure if my application is making it past HR to the hiring manager. A couple of times I contacted the hiring manager directly and in those cases was politely told they already have a candidate in mind for the position.
I've come to the conclusion that the job mobility push is aimed at lower level, younger, associates. The upper levels of management are constantly playing musical chairs, with lack of subject matter expertise not being a barrier.
I believe men at my level are stuck in limbo.