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  1. Midlife MOT: Views on the ILCs EXTEND report looking at the implications of an ageing workforce

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Interesting to read the  ILC’s Extend report today, looking at the implications of policy and pension reforms on an ageing workforce. The findings of the research demonstrated a need for to encourage working in later life, this is beyond the changes in state pension age. It states measures are needed to address health and wellbeing at work, to tackle age discrimination in the workplace and to support those juggling working and caring. Workplaces should be encouraged and supported so health promotion should be a priority. Job and retirement flexibility should also be incorporated. These are all issues we considered when developing the Midlife MOT programme. In the UK there is a strategy and target to increase the number of workers aged 50-69 by 12% by 2022. The ILC’s...
  2. 4 Ways To Beat Younger Candidates In Your Job Search

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    The job market is highly  competitive  and it’s hard for anybody to land their perfect role, but it’s especially hard for women in their 50s. When you’re going up against younger candidates that are more likely to have a degree, it sometimes feels like there’s no way that you’re going to compete. Employers are looking for long term employees that will stay with the company for years to come so, despite legislation being in place to combat ageism,  they may be put off by older candidates that are much closer to retirement age. The world of work is also constantly changing and so many companies rely on new technology that you may not understand as well as younger candidates . So, does that mean you should...
  3. The Best Degree Courses For Women Over 50

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      Whether you’re thinking about a late career change or you’ve been out of work for a while and now you’re considering getting back into the job market, you’re going to up against a lot of competition. The job market is a lot different from what it once was and almost every position is going to be competitive. One of the main issues that over 50s face, when trying to move into a new field, is a lack of higher education. More people than ever are getting degrees and they’re a requirement for so many of the best jobs out there. You’ll be able to beat the younger candidates when it comes to experience both in work and in general life experience but...
  4. 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...
  5. 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,...
  6. 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....
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Mum and daughter launch new business together at the ages of 53 and 25,  ‘doing what we love’.

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    How Amanda and Emily Thompson’s health problems inspired a new career. Amanda’s story “After years of suffering from joint swelling and immobility, in 2013 I was diagnosed by a Rheumatologist as having Rheumatoid Arthritis.  He prescribed extremely powerful drugs that could have serious side-effects.   I asked the Rheumatologist if I could try a more natural approach.  However, he was very unsupportive and said that going down the natural route wouldn’t work.  He suggested that if I didn’t take the medication my condition would continue to deteriorate to where I could possibly end up in a wheelchair. “I cried.  I told him I...
  10. Business over 50: Networking for introverts

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    Article by Patricia Bacon Susan Cain sums up lots of great things around introversion in her book, Quiet, and her Ted talk is brilliant to watch (https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts). She shares just how challenging it can be for introverts to have the energy to go out and network – even citing a University Professor who is brilliant at delivering an annual lecture and follow up questions with the audience but finds the idea of a lunch with everyone before his talk just too much to take on so politely declines this. It is also worth noting ‘networking’ isn’t just about going to an event and striking up conversations with strangers – networking permeates all areas of our lives and when done right it can be life enhancing and...
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