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”

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”