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  1. 7 Tips to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

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    Have you ever felt like you don’t belong, or everyone is going to find out that you don’t deserve your achievements? If you can relate to those feelings of chronic self-doubt, you’ve probably experienced imposter syndrome. You’re not alone – studies suggest 70% of people experience imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Overall, imposter syndrome stems from a high sense of self-doubt. Instead of attributing your success to your skills, you might downplay your success and attribute it to luck. Signs You Might Be Suffering from Imposter Syndrome Do you relate to any of these patterns? You may set high goals for yourself. Because your goal is perfection, the smallest mistakes may make you feel like a failure. Attribute success to luck. You downplay your success because you do not believe you deserve the...
  2. More evidence to support the value of women over 50 in the workplace – the Oxford Astra Zeneca Vaccine lead Sarah Gilbert 

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We can’t ignore the fact that age discrimination exists in the workplace. We are still having to deal with the perception that women over 50 are slow to adapt, are unable to learn new things, are low on the productivity scale. None of these perceptions are actually based on facts and in are indeed not true. If we want to look at just one shining example as why women over 50 should not be written off and still have so much to achieve and contribute in the workplace we need look no further than the Oxford Astra Zeneca Vaccine team. The project lead was a woman over 50 The project lead for the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine was Professor Sarah Gilbert, who is 59....
  3. Got A Spare Couple of Hours? Here Are The Online Side Hustles You Could Start Over 50

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    You might be busy with lots on your plate, and you sometimes find it hard to juggle all of your familial and professional responsibilities at once. However, if you’re someone who feels like you’ve found a good balance in these areas, maybe it’s time to step things up a notch? Because if you’ve managed to carve out a spare couple of hours during your day, you can put it to good use making yourself some extra money!  Seeing as the online world is right at your fingertips, it’s a good idea to start there. There are many ways to make money online, even if you’ve only got an hour or two for it, thanks to just how...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  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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