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  1. Protect Your Business From These Worst-Case Scenarios

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    Many women over 50 are choosing to set up their own businesses. Statistics show that businesses set up by the over 50s have a far greater success rate than those of their younger counterparts. Experience does have an advantage when it comes to being an entrepreneur ! When putting together a business plan , it is imperative to factor in contingencies for the things that could go wrong, and the best time to do this is when things are going well and you can look at the options with a clear head. Here are some of the common scenarios you may want to address: Protect your business from data loss Something that is always going to be very important for any business is ...
  2. Why can’t I find a job in my 50s?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon This is a a question I frequently get asked!! We are experience a period of record employment, and yet many individuals over 50 are failing either to find work, or when do find employment are underemployed.  At a time when many are facing an increased retirement age, this is a major problem. Many are saying they feel they are being discriminated against due to their age, but are there things within the over 50 jobseeker’s own control that could have a more positive impact on their job search? Where in the recruitment process is your job search failing?  Are you submitting your CV but not being invited for interview? Are you being invited for a first interview, but not being invited to progress...
  3. Career over 50: How Technophobes Can Get Ahead

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      With technology dominating just about everything today, there is a fear that if you’re not technically minded, then you’re a career is doomed. However, while the millennials entering the workforce now might have grown up with mobile phones and don’t remember a time before the internet, it doesn’t mean that the skills you gained outside of technology are no longer needed. They are, and in fact, they also need to be taught to the next generation. In any job, soft skills are and always have been essential to getting anywhere. The dictionary defines soft skills as personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people, and while that might seem easy enough, for many people these can...
  4. How to Start a Career in Coaching

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      If you are at a crossroads when it comes to retirement and making sure that you are able to afford what you want to do after you give up work, you create new opportunities. Many professionals leaving the corporate world are looking for a more rewarding and more flexible career, and set up their coaching business. To succeed you have to be focussed, due to the competitive nature of the market. Below you will find a few tips on how to get started and build a profitable business model. Build On Your Experience The good news is that you can help other people overcome the same problems you managed to deal with during your professional or personal life. Your main selling point as a coach should be your...
  5. Employment over 50: Are your skills current and marketable?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon The perception of retirement is changing – with many choosing or needing to work beyond the traditional retirement age. But do YOU have the skills required to be employable in today’s market? With decades of experience under your belt , it can be easy to get stuck in an employment rut, and when looking for new opportunities essentially present your most recent job spec to market your  skills to prospective employers. Have you actually sat down and really understood which of the skills you’ve acquired have a value, and in some cases command a premium in today’s market. Over the past 10 years have you continued to develop your professional skills and grown within your career ( and enhance your employability) or have you stagnated ,...
  6. Becoming Self-Employed To Support Your Retirement

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    Some people take to retirement like a duck to water, but others like to keep their options open to be able to stay active and boost their income. Going freelance or becoming self-employed in your older age can be an excellent way to make some additional money, while getting to choose your hours and working days to suit you. For many people, a self-employed role can be a great way to balance retirement while still wanting to make some money, with several different roles available to you. Find out more about becoming self-employed to support your retirement below. Look out for community roles You’d be surprised at the number of roles that people undertake in the community...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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