Put a New Spin on Your Career

Are you an experienced professional that is looking to make a change? Whether it is because of shifting employment trends, the desire for additional compensation, or just the desire to try something new, opportunities exist for you to put a new spin on your career. Here are some fast-growing careers that can involve a big payoff with some additional education. Continue reading “Put a New Spin on Your Career”

Age-Friendly Workplaces: Benefits of Age Diversity in the Workplace

This article is contributed by Kelly Smith.

As a result of a longer lifespan and an increase in the average age of retirement, we’re seeing more and more seniors staying in the job market and age diversity is becoming a common feature of the modern workplace.

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British Seniors Are Welcome In The Workforce

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This article is contributed by Tristan Anwyn.

For the silver-haired in Britain this is shaping up to be something of a golden age, where employers are more likely than ever to welcome older employees back into the workforce.  

Recent statistics show that the number of over-65s currently employed in the UK is now over a million for the first time in history.  It may be a little intimidating to go for that interview but remember you have lots to offer. Continue reading “British Seniors Are Welcome In The Workforce”

How Senior Workers Can Cope in Uncertain Times

soldiering on This article is contributed by Morgan Darrow.

Older employees in the workplace can represent many different things: experienced mentors, skilled workers wizened by decades of experience, and models of prosperous work ethic. However, they also represent one of the most rapidly expanding demographics in work forces around the world.

Elderly employees are being worked well past their years of retirement – and the toll of that work so late in their lives begins to show itself in physical wear, mental exhaustion, and anxiety for the future. Continue reading “How Senior Workers Can Cope in Uncertain Times”

Tips For The Mature Job Seeker

mature job seekerThis article is contributed by Molly Wiltshire-Bridle.

Over the hill … and into a new job.

Call it a mid-life crisis, or perhaps just a long overdue epiphany, but at the ripe old age of 50, you’ve decided it’s time for a career change. Or perhaps, less graciously, you’ve found yourself facing redundancy after 20+ years of service (read: servitude?). Continue reading “Tips For The Mature Job Seeker”

Back in the Saddle: Use Social Media to Restart Your Career

back in the saddleThis article is contributed by Ryan Currie.

It is estimated that over 20% of the U.S. workforce is over the age of 55. In fact, many people are surprised to hear that over 75% of all 65 year-olds have less than $5,000 in the bank for retirement! The sagging economy and stats like these only highlight the need of seniors to work longer and harder than ever. Continue reading “Back in the Saddle: Use Social Media to Restart Your Career”

How To Best Motivate Your Staff On Complex Tasks

toolsThis article is contributed by Patricia Wright.

While any business will have a number of tools and assets critical to its success, the most important of these is almost always going to be the workforce. Everything else here is just tools and supplies to be used by your staff – if they aren’t motivated to use the materials well, or if they aren’t able to operate the tools effectively, then the outcome is never going to be as good as it could be. Continue reading “How To Best Motivate Your Staff On Complex Tasks”

6 Things You Didn’t Mention On Your Resume But You Maybe Should

This article is contributed by Kevin David. I bet you think your resume is perfect because you’ve spent so long working on it, … but why haven’t you found your dream job yet? Maybe it’s not as perfect as you think. You could be leaving certain things out because you’ve heard it’s the right thing to do. I want to speak to you about some of the things you might not include on your resume even though they should be on there. You can decide whether or not a rewrite is in order before you send your next one away. Continue reading “6 Things You Didn’t Mention On Your Resume But You Maybe Should”

8 Workplace Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life.

understand risksThis article is contributed by Robin Peters. Workplace safety is a serious issue. It isn’t just a question of responsibility or lawsuits; having proper safety protocols in place is critical in order to prevent injuries, or worse. Here are 8 workplace safety tips that could help save your life. Continue reading “8 Workplace Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life.”

5 Great Tips For Setting Yourself Apart From The Crowd At A Job Interview.

the_interviewThis article is contributed by Kevin Wright. When you go to an interview you have to remember you’re not as special as you think you are. A lot of people are qualified and it will keep them in the selection process, but at the end of the day you need to stand out or you won’t be the one getting the job. The reason for this is because nearly everyone else getting interviewed has very similar qualifications to you. Continue reading “5 Great Tips For Setting Yourself Apart From The Crowd At A Job Interview.”