Cast member Robert De Niro arrives for the premiere of “The Intern” in New York September 21, 2015. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Ben Whittaker is 70, retired and discovers that tai chi classes, learning a new language and visiting his grand-kids isn’t all it’s…
This article was published by New Avenue.org and has been reprinted with permission. Senior Wonders: People Who Achieved Their Dreams After Age 60 By Karen L. Pepkin, Wendell C. Taylor The media abounds with negative views about the impact of aging on physical, cognitive, and financial well-being. In fact, there are entire industries that have emerged […]
How to Get a Good Job After 50: A step-by-step guide to job search success by Rupert French My rating: 5 of 5 stars – This is my Good Reads review of this excellent book, available on Amazon.com.au. How to Get a Good Job After 50 by Rupert French is a comprehensive guide for the over […]
I recently created a Career Renovation program to help older people get the job they want. It was a way of sharing my experience with many people at once after years of helping older workers, one at a time, to make career transitions. I was motivated to do it because I'd talked to one too many older workers who […]
This week a delightful 56 year old woman, Carolyn Young, was interviewed on Channel 9's Today program about her plight. She had been unemployed for over a year despite being experienced, articulate, qualified and very pleasant in her manner. She believed that her problems came from age discrimination and that was obviously the point of […]
People talk a lot about how important it is to have a passion for the work you do, but sometimes even the things you have a passion for can lose some of their attraction over time. I love my work, but right now the prospect of being on a permanant holiday – the traditional form of […]
Being happy at work is related to many different factors. The work itself can be a joy to you, but if the culture of the organisation, the people you work with, or the style of management upset you then you will soon lose pleasure in the work. Which of these twelve factors are impacting on […]
Is age always the reason that older people don’t get the jobs they apply for? Age discrimination is a reality, but there are several others reasons why people don’t get the job they want. Could one of these five issues be damaging your job search success?
Use Your Senses Usually there are tell-tale signs leading up to a redundancy. For a start most employees hear whispers that there is going to be a restructing of the company long before it is publicly announced. With your ear to the ground you may find out details, but it is enough to know that […]
Losing your job can be such an emotional experience, yet redundancy is often badly managed by companies with little regard for the emotions of individuals.