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”

The Road To A Successful Real Estate Career

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If you’re serious about a career in real estate, then you’ll want to go to school for it. Just as dentists, nurses, and contractors obtain some type of secondary education to help prepare them for their career choices, the highly qualified and successful real estate agents are the ones who sought out educational opportunities to help them get a leg up in the world of buying and selling residential and commercial property. Continue reading “The Road To A Successful Real Estate Career”

Getting That Job In The Social Media Age

Your online profile in social media can be impressive versus newcomers to the job market.

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As a senior who is looking for a job, you may find the thought of competing against all those bright young people in the job marketplace somewhat daunting.

It’s not surprising to see a senior write online about the challenges of getting around the age factor in the job hunt. After all, some employers may exhibit ageism and preferentially hire younger people.

Even if you’re well-respected, dynamic and an action-oriented professional you may well wonder how best to navigate in that treacherous job market. Continue reading “Getting That Job In The Social Media Age”

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”

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.”

Is Real Estate The Right Career Option For You

attractive propertyThis article is contributed by Jim Carter.

If you are thinking about a career out of school, or are looking for a second career later in life, real estate can be an interesting and lucrative area to work in. If you are interested in people and homes, and like the idea of showing people around different houses and helping them find the one that is right for them, then the idea of being a real estate agent is probably quite appealing.

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Get That Job By Networking On LinkedIn

LinkedIn This article is contributed by Jenny Wadlow. LinkedIn is something of a phenomenon. We’re all used to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, but if you are looking for a way of increasing your contacts and your business profile then a business networking site is key, and there’s no better than LinkedIn. Continue reading “Get That Job By Networking On LinkedIn”

Learn A New Language And Become More Popular

goethes werkesThis article is contributed by Charlie Smith. If you really enjoyed languages at school but kind of drifted away from learning French or German, why not pick up where you left off and start all over again? You don’t have to restrict yourself to those European languages, but you can certainly do a lot worse. We live in an increasingly shrinking world, thanks to computers and long haul flights. Having a second language is a real asset nowadays and you will be surprised to learn just how many doors this will open for you. Let’s have a look at some great reasons why having a second language really rocks! Continue reading “Learn A New Language And Become More Popular”

What’s It Like Working As A Car Salesperson?

senior sales person This article is contributed by Laura Ginn.

If you are considering getting a job as a car salesperson, whether you want to help people find deals on the best new or used cars, you may be wondering whether or not this is the right career path for you.

Perhaps you are wondering what the salary and wages are like, if dealerships provide any benefits, such as health insurance or retirement benefits to their salespeople, and if the job is easy or hard.

Continue reading “What’s It Like Working As A Car Salesperson?”