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  1. Fancy A Career Change Now’s A Great Time In Your Life For One!

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    We can have all kinds of careers in our lives, and there’s always going to be moments when we think to ourselves, ‘Am I on the right path here?’ And sometimes, the answer is going to turn up a little short! You know there’s something else you’d rather be doing, and you know your skills could be put to better use elsewhere – but what can you do? Changing your career takes a lot of time and effort, and you never know if the decision is going to pay off or not, especially if you’ve had a career change or two already in all your years so far! But all in all, there’s a lot of jobs out there, and any one of them could be a perfect...
  2. New Career over 50: 5 Reasons to become a Life Coach

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice Being a life coach is a highly rewarding vocation in which you can help others realise their strengths, values and achieve their goals and reach their dreams. Today, Top Life Coach Carole Ann Rice, shares 5 reasons to become a life coach. 5 Reasons to become a life coach over 50 You like helping and being around people – this is pretty much a prerequisite of the job – liking people and wanting to help them further themselves. Life coaching suits those with a sociable, practical and calm nature who prefer the company of others to their own solitude. You’re good at listening – some people are natural listeners with an empathetic nature. They find it easy to listen to other people’s dilemmas and issues,...
  3. The benefits older workers bring to the workplace

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With more than 7 million employees over the age of 50 in the UK, and with the country as a whole having to come to terms with an ageing population and extended retirement ages, employers have to recognise the value employees over 50 can bring to the workplace. I have run my own business for nearly 30 years so can essentially decide how long I continue to work,but have many friends in corporate life who feel they are being ‘aged out’- despite the default retirement age having been scrapped a decade ago. I know that many of the readers of Fab after Fifty have raised concerns about perceived ageism in the recruitment process when they have been seeking new roles. I feel this is so short sighted....
  4. 5 Ways to Empower other Women

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    Article by Carole Ann Rice For years, women have been pitted against one another,often encouraged to be catty and cold to each other. But today, women are changing their attitudes to each other and beginning to form a sisterhood, realising there is so much more that can be done to empower one another and create collective success. Top Life Coach, Carole Ann Rice, knows the importance of creating positive, long-lasting relationship. So, for International Women’s Day, she’s sharing 5 ways to empower other women. 5 Ways to Empower Other Women Just do it – other women are your sisters. We must stand together. Cultivate the idea that women aren’t actually in competition. We are a united force on the same side and it’s time to stand tall together. Don’t...
  5. Should we let the menopause become an issue in the workplace?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Last week I was invited to a panel discussion on the menopause , where following on from research commissioned by Superdrug as part of their Life Plus Beauty report. The report highlighted that the Menopause is undoubtedly a concern of growing older, with 50 per cent of those yet to experience it admitting to worrying about its approach, rising to 69 per cent in the under 50s. When it comes to the symptoms playing on their minds, hot flushes not only topped the list of the biggest worry but it was also the symptom experienced most by those who were post-menopausal, with 68 percent saying they suffered from them. Women were three times more likely to be worried about losing their...
  6. Are employers ready for an older workforce?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With about one third of workers in the UK now over 50, it is difficult to understand why employers are still not prepared for or understand the value the more mature workers can bring to the workplace. With the increase in state pension age, it is not an option for many to retire at the traditional age of 60. I do often wonder how much the government consulted with industry before raising the pension age, to determine if businesses were ready to absorb mature workers into their workforce for the additional years they are required to work. Based on the apparent unpreparedness of employers to hire, manage and retain older workers, I can only suspect that little consultation took place. Are employers ready for...
  7. Coping with Redundancy in your Fifties

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    Article by Lianna Champ   Redundancy at any age can be a particularly difficult experience, but when we reach our fifties, we may have the added blow of reduced job opportunities with employers perhaps looking for younger candidates with a longer term investment.   Finding ourselves redundant in our fifties can have a knock on effect in many areas of our lives. Struggling to find a new job can affect our confidence and even our self trust in our ability to achieve. An opportunity to learn new skills Spend some quiet time. There is much inner learning to be found in silence. Learn to trust yourself and tune out any negative voices. Don’t let a fear of an unknown future hold you back, nor your old familiar habits. Sometimes we get...
  8. Dress to Impress: Perfect Your Work Wardrobe

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    We all want to look our best at work, offering a professional and well-presented image of ourselves. However, this is a task that can sometimes become slightly more difficult once we reach our 50s , especially if we are working with mostly younger colleagues. A good way to approach the task of managing your working wardrobe is to start with the individual items themselves: wearing pieces that are well-designed and made with excellent fabrics will always be far superior to those that are on-trend but cheap. As we will see, there are also good rules to abide by concerning the most flattering shapes, colours and use of accessories. Pick your items wisely Walking into the office is not the same as walking down a catwalk; no matter what magazines describe...
  9. Are men really more innovative than women?

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    Article by Natalie Turner Having just joined the 50s Club, I was excited to be asked to write an article for a site that focuses on being fabulous after 50! Particularly, when it was on my topic of expertise, innovation, and posed such a provocative title. First of all, we need to broaden out the concept of what it means to be innovative. Being an inventor, and being an innovator are not necessarily the same thing, and whilst men dominate the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematical industries), and only 7% of women in the UK are technological inventors, although the trend is rising, it is a well-known fact that many patents end up collecting dust in the registries of organisations, or never see the light of day. To be innovative...
  10. It’s never too late to change career – but ask yourself these key questions first

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Have you  reached your 50s, disappointed in the career choices you have made? Well it’s never too  late to change. But be sure your expectations should you make that change are realistic. As many of us are choosing (or having to) work for longer,  we can plan second, third , or even fourth careers – but make any changes based on informed decisions: Ask yourself some key questions before you change career: What are your transferrable skills? What are your financial needs and expectations? What additional skills/knowledge do you need? What are your timescales? How much happier will you be if you make the change? Does the role fit into an industry sector that is growing or declining? Can you start working in this field while continuing in your current role? How will any change affect your...
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