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  1. Will the government’s skills and education bill resolve the issues for 50plus jobseekers?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It is generally being seen as positive following the Queen’s Speech that the government is introducing a skills and post 16 education bill. But will this resolve the issue of those made redundant in roles in midlife, or those looking to return to the workplace following a career break as carers or full time parents? “Skills and Post-16 Education Bill: Provides a right to government-backed training for all adults who do not have A-levels or equivalents.  All adults will have access to four years of loans to undertake training or education .” I suspect not.  We do not yet have the full details, but only those who do not have A-levels or equivalents qualify. Also , if retraining later in life is it realistic...
  2. Can a Passion for Fashion lead to a new career if you’ve suffered a job loss during the pandemic?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We have been living through unprecedented times as the world has had to navigate the pandemic, with many experiencing job losses as a result. 813,000 jobs have disappeared since the start , 171,000 of those jobs are in retail which primarily affects women. Although retailers are now able to trade again, many familiar names have closed on the high street – a walk through my local town highlights many empty units with fashion and cosmetics seeming to take the brunt of closures. So what are the options for those looking for employment? I often talk about transferrable skills. Those who are used to working with the public generally have excellent communication skills that are well suited to a customer services environment and companies in financial...
  3. What Business Direction to Choose After 50

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    The 50-years milestone is the moment of changes that shouldn’t be missed. People of this age often lower the pace of their lives and start paying more attention to leisure and dreams’ pursuing. People frequently seize their dream to quit a job they don’t like and start successful businesses in their 50s. According to the latest research, in the last 20 years, the percentage of senior people who become entrepreneurs has increased twice. These days, roughly one in four seniors start their own companies. If you want to become an entrepreneur in your 50s and succeed, scroll down below. In the post, you will find the best business direction to choose. Counseling The major advantage of seniors over the young generation is the experience that they gained. Most people...
  4. What Is The Best Way To Fund A Business over 50?

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    Whatever kind of business you happen to run, it’s important to make sure that you are able to properly fund it. Without the right funding, you are never going to get it off the ground in any reasonable way, so that’s something that you are going to need to think about. But with so many potential funding opportunities out there, it can seem like a minefield. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the best ways to fund a business. Being aware of these options can help you to make the right decision for your company. First: Determine Your Needs Before you actually look into...
  5. How a Side Hustle Can Transform Your Life over 50

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    Too often, people are quick to discount those who are over 50 when it comes to chasing their dreams – especially if they relate to opening their own business. After all, they may feel as though you don’t have enough industry experience or question why you hadn’t started this venture earlier.  However, it’s important to remember that there’s no right time to launch a business or a side-hustle – as there will always be something that could hold you back – be that financial worries or self-doubt. Therefore, you shouldn’t let your age hold you back – especially if you have a great idea and solid business model to back you up.  Nevertheless, picking up a side...
  6. Job search over 50: How do you explain a gap in your CV?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon There can be many reasons why you may have a gap in employment. The most extreme case I encountered in my headhunting career was asking a candidate for a job to explain an 8 year gap earlier in his career – he very calmly told me that he had been in prison – for murdering his wife! I had mixed thoughts on that one – 1) I had just shaken the hand of a murderer. 2) 8 years didn’t seem like a very long sentence for murdering someone, 3) He had paid his debt to society so should I even judge?  I have to admit that it was one of the few occasions during interviews that I was at a...
  7. How Best To Approach Business Matters After Fifty

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    It should come as no surprise that with age comes a certain amount of experience, and with that experience comes the ability to look at things in a different light. That is certainly true when it comes to the way you do business. In fact, you might find that you start to approach all business matters somewhat differently when you are past fifty, and it is worth thinking about this in some detail. How best should you approach business matters after fifty? Let’s take a look at some of the things you might want to bear in mind here. Being Flexible One need that many people find they have once they are getting into their...
  8. 10 top tips to stay confident in your job search over 50 following redundancy

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Lack of confidence is one of the issues that many of the jobseekers in the Fab after Fifty community say is an issue when looking for work. This is especially true in cases where individuals have been made redundant – and with the economic impact of the pandemic redundancy has become a shock reality for many who at the beginning of 2020 believed their jobs to be secure. So how do you maintain or regain your confidence when you are ensconced in what might seem like an uphill struggle to find a new role?   “For me, it’s...
  9. Why redundancy could also be time of opportunity for career reinvention over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Redundancy is never pleasant, and in these uncertain times is far more stressful than usual – especially if you find yourself navigating the job market over 50. Before you panic, take a deep breath and step back. Rather than jump in putting together a CV and applying for every and any job vacancy, take a step back and think about what you really want to do. Yes there are bills to pay. Perhaps you are still supporting children through their university education or rebuilding your life after a divorce.  But redundancy has also offered you a reset button? How often over the course of your working life did you take time to plan your career? Did you have a plan or did it just evolve? If you look...
  10. A Third of Over 55s Don’t Miss Anything About the Office

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    Many people have had to adjust to WFH  (working from home) during the pandemic and many have taken to it like a duck to water, although there are still many that miss the office. Interestingly, it seems that age plays a key factor here and many of the older generations are enjoying working from home having spent so much of their working life having to commute to and from work each day. Survey Results instantprint, an online printing company, recently conducted research by surveying 1,000 UK office workers who have made the transition to working from home which delivered some insight into how people are feeling about the change. The survey found that a third...
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