- 8 Interview mistakes to avoid April 13, 2021
No-one wants to make mistakes at an interview for a job they want. Yet so many people jeopardize their future career by making avoidable interview mistakes that spoil their chances of getting the job.
Avoid these interview mistakes by being aware and well prepared.
- Common job search mistakes made by older workers March 31, 2021
There are 10 job search mistakes often made by older workers which cause them to miss out on opportunities for work that they want. This article will outline them for you but first, let’s not blame everything on age discrimination
- 101 Tips for finding a new job March 1, 2021
Have you been laid off, or are you looking for a better job? No matter what the reason for your job search there are plenty of traditional and not so traditional ways to find a new job. Don’t fall into the traps that prevent so many people from getting work that they want. We have ...
- Organise your job search: 6 tips for 2021 August 16, 2020
Organise your job search to improve your chances of success.
The job search is never easy, but you can make it easier on yourself by going about things in a smart and organised fashion. Developing job search organisational skills will help you manage your applications and keep track of the people you have spoken to. These ...
- Facing job loss or redundancy: Nine survival tips July 24, 2020
Right now, losing your job through business closures or redundancy is a great concern for thousands of people. Don’t let the worry get you down. Do something practical about it right now.
- Interview Questions To Ask And Avoid July 12, 2020
If you want job interview success it’s best to prepare a well thought out list of intelligent interview questions, regardless of the level of seniority you have achieved during your career. You will impress your prospective new employer during the interview process if you demonstrate knowledge of their business and ask appropriate questions.
- How To Deal With 3 Sticky Behavioural Interview Questions July 12, 2020
The good news is that you’ve been called in for an interview! But wait just a minute, the bad news is that you’ve been called in for an interview!
You are under the spotlight
The long-awaited interview can be your ticket to a new and better job, but it can also be an anxiety producer that keeps ...
- Three Steps to Successful Information Interviewing March 19, 2020
Most job seekers have heard the terms “information interview” or “networking interview”. But few people really understand how to use them effectively to make a successful career change. Read on to find out how you can improve your job search strategies.
- Follow Your Passion In Work To Find Success March 15, 2020
If you haven’t had the opportunity in your life to pursue passion in your work, this might be the time in your life when you can safely focus on combining your personal passions and your career.
- The Great Man Behind The Parachute: Richard Nelson Bolles October 21, 2019
My meeting with Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color is you Parachute
There are not many times when you have the chance to thank someone who has profoundly changed your life through their authorship of a book. In 2012 it was my privilege and pleasure of spend several hours with Richard Nelson Bolles, author of ...
- Best Jobs for Older Workers October 20, 2019
Just a generation ago people expected to work at the same company for most of their adult lives, pay into a retirement plan and once they turned sixty or sixty-two…maybe sixty-five at a pinch… they’d head off into a comfortable retirement.
But those times are essentially gone. According to the Retire Ready Index published by the ...
- How to Keep Up with Technology Trends October 16, 2019
Importance of keeping up with technology trends
Being able to fit in with technology trends in the workplace is now a basic requirement. As an employee it is usually a condition of employment that you will be up to date with the appropriate technology and software. If you are self-employed you really have to be on ...
- Introducing Jenni Proctor October 15, 2019
Hi, I’m Jenni Proctor from Young at Heart. Remember when the formula for success in life was simply to strive for good marks at school, gain qualifications, get a great job, work hard and save for your retirement? Yes, I believed it too!
For years my husband David and I wanted to develop a business that ...
- How to Build a Powerful Professional Network October 5, 2019
Once you are employed and intend to stay employed for some time, it is important to build a powerful professional network. It is so easy to become complacent and stop developing your professional network when you have been in a job for some time.
But if you have recently been in the job market you will ...
- How To Handle A Panel Interview October 4, 2019
Congratulations! Your persistence and well crafted resume has opened the corporate doors for an initial job interview with a representative from the Human Resources department. You have already performed your research and due diligence on the company and now prepared to allow your personality, confidence, and experience help you to impress your interviewer. After a ...
- 8 Underrated Island Vacation Spots You Need To Visit September 29, 2019
Sometimes all you need is an island getaway. An exorbitant number of fellow tourists can spoil the ambience for your well-deserved rest and relaxation. Thankfully, there are plenty of hidden gems that mass tourism is yet to discover. Check out these eight underrated island vacation spots you need to visit.
Best Underrated Island Vacation Spots
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- Things Not to Include on a Resume September 27, 2019
The purpose of writing your resume is to get the prospective employer to invite you to an interview. However even people who understand this still try to capture their entire career-life history. This makes the really relevant information disappear into the background….Not a good idea!
Your resume is your marketing.
Only include in your resume what you ...
- How to Think Like a Recruiter to Get that Job Interview September 22, 2019
Want to get a job interview? Then begin to think like a Recruiter!
- 5 Tips on How to Answer Video Interview Questions September 18, 2019
Are you getting ready for a video interview?
When you’re looking for a job, sometimes you might find yourself interviewing in some ways that you couldn’t have anticipated 20 years ago. The world has moved into the digital age, and there are a lot of new and sometimes confusing shifts in technology that have come with ...
- 6 Part-Time Jobs To Give Your Retirement Added Purpose and Income September 16, 2019
When you’re looking for a part-time job in retirement, you want something that will boost your income. However, you also need a position that will help boost other areas of your life at the same time. So, where should retirees look for post-retirement employment? Depending on your preferred work environment, you may want to look ...
- Resume Help for Baby Boomers September 12, 2019
If you are an older worker you may need some resume help to make sure you get that job that you want. You don’t want your resume to wreck your chances of job success.
- Has Ageism Affected You? September 11, 2019
Jumping on the ageism bandwagon
I’ve been asked a lot lately about whether age discrimination is the reason that a person isn’t getting the jobs they apply for.
Anecdotally it is easy to jump on the ageism bandwagon. If an older person applies for a job, but they don’t even get to interview it is easy for them ...
- Age Discrimination Against Older Workers September 10, 2019
Older Workers, have you experienced age discrimination?
As we all know, age brings with it experience and a level of wisdom. We are involved in the community, in an active life and in the economy of our country. Most of us have embraced technology and have a good understanding of the world around us. Yet still ...
- How to Prove Age Discrimination in Hiring September 9, 2019
How Can You Prove Age Discrimination in Hiring
Like sexism and racism, it is extremely difficult to prove age discrimination against older workers in the workplace, and especially in the hiring process.
They are unlikely to admit that age is a factor
Very few employers will come right out and say that they’re not hiring you because you’re ...
- How to Fight Age Discrimination in the Workplace September 8, 2019
Fighting ageism in the workplace is all about fighting personal beliefs and attitudes about what older people are capable of.