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Top Tips for Over 50s Looking for Employment

Over 50s may find it a little harder to get back into jobs, but from Miami to Manchester and beyond, seniors are showing they still have what it takes - and they can certainly teach young professionals a thing or two.

It can be difficult to hone new skills and change career paths as you get older. The developments of technology also do not make it easy to keep up with trends. For people over 50 seeking new roles, it can be even more difficult because it is so difficult to prove age-related employment discrimination . Despite all the obstacles in the way for older people to find work, many over 50s still source employment successfully. Here are some top tips to do just that.

1. Find User-friendly Job Search Sites

If you are an older person who does not have the best computer skills, searching for work is going to improve them because there is no way of avoiding computers, apps and the internet within modern-day job searches. However, just because you have to use them doesn’t mean you have to struggle.

The best job sites make it simple to search and find jobs in your region with simple filtering. Jobrapido is one site that offers just that. By typing jobs in Manchester you are instantly exposed to the latest job openings in Manchester – and the same goes for other locations!

2. Stay Fit and Healthy
One barrier to work for older people is their health. If over 50s are suffering from physical issues they may be – through no fault of their own – prevented from doing certain jobs that are available to them. This is another reason why eating healthy and doing exercise is just as important as we get older.

3. Keep up with Your Industry
If you are an older person trying to get back into an agency you once worked in, there is a good chance that the landscape of that industry has changed. Modern times is reshaping all corners of the business world and it is our job to keep up, whether we are young or old. Keep reading up on certain companies and utilise blogs and media outlets that specialise in your working area. This will help you stay in tune with your preferred role for when an interview does come along.

4. Keep Learning
In the same breath, it is also crucial that you keep learning. This doesn’t have to be specifically about your chosen working industry, but could be about anything related (such as computer software) or unrelated (nature, politics or science).

We may joke about any senior moments, but we can counter those forgetful times by keeping our brain engaged and our cognition skills in check. These help us remain sharp for when we are looking for jobs, in interviews and in the working environment itself. Sleep, being social and even a Mediterranean diet can also guard against this .

Over 50s may find it a little harder to get back into jobs, but from Miami to Manchester and beyond, seniors are showing they still have what it takes – and they can certainly teach young professionals a thing or two.

 

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