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Over 50s jobseekers thinking about a career change should start here.

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. Its website Its website has career tools to...
Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 13:15

Three largely overlooked professions that can be lucrative.

Sometimes we think too narrowly when it comes to prospective career paths and jobs to pursue. From an early age some families instill in their children the thought that only certain career paths are acceptable and will be able to generate a good income. Careers such as Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers...
Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:54

Older jobseekers have never had it so good

Economic pressures are forcing employers to consider older applicants more seriously. Skilled and experienced jobseekers aged over 50 and over 65 seeking new working opportunities are in the best position for years, according to the recruitment website SkilledPeople.com which specialises in h...
Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 15:54

Cool STEM jobs to consider when thinking about what college courses to take

If you have just started college or will be doing so in the next year, there are a lot of decisions that you have to make. Choosing majors and courses can be confusing when you are not entirely sure which specific field you want to get into. Especially when it comes to studying in the Scienc...
Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 11:57

New highs for numbers of people aged over 50 and aged over 65 in work

The number of people aged over 65 staying in work is at the highest figure ever at c1 miilion. It's similar picture for the over 50s where the number employed has also reached a 32 year peak. More than 9 million people aged 50 to 74 are working. The percentage unemployed in this age group...
Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 10:26

Does a Potential Employer Need to Know I Was Bankrupt?

Declaring bankruptcy is generally a difficult decision for anyone to take and part of the fear factor involved in the process is that it will have major and long-lasting impact on your job prospects and your career going forward. The truth is that a declaration of bankruptcy can be viewed neg...
Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 10:49

BBC needs the help of older jobseekers

MY BIG WEEK Are you building up to one week this year that will transform your life forever? •       Are you about to start a new job in a challenging environment? •       Are you going back to work after a long per...
Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 10:02

Arun Cars (Pulborough) to face Consumer Rights Act legal challenge by SkilledPeople.com director

Arun Cars, the independent Jaguar car dealer based in Stane Street, Pulborough is to face legal action from a customer who claims the company is flouting the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The Act gives consumers the right to reject goods if they develop a fault within the first 30 days from time ...
Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:38

Advice to stay working after the age of 60

The insurance company Aviva has published a new research study into the challenges of working into older age and the best ways to stay employed after 60. They call their research the Voice of new Retirement and its latest findings reflect what SkilledPeople.com has found in the past: 41% of o...
Posted on May 9, 2016 at 09:34

Employers need to use jobsites like SkilledPeople.com more effectively

One of the largest jobsites in UK recruitment is calling for employers to think more and work a little harder when using jobsites like SkilledPeople.com to get the best value for money. According to Jobsite, when it comes to advertising jobs roles online, it’s important to remember that...
Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 11:40

Later retirement planned by 36% of over 50s

Retirement is looking to be a more distant prospect for 36% of people aged over 50 who say that they expect to retire eight years later than they expected when they were in their 40s. This is one finding from a new report from insurance giant, Aviva. When asked why expected retirement is ...
Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 12:16

1 million more over 50s in work by 2020? That's the target.

A report from the Resolution Foundation identifies the potential to raise employment among 50-64 year olds by around 920,000 over this parliament, and for employment among 65-69 year olds to increase by 240,000. The estimates are based on bringing employment in under-performing areas of the ...
Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 14:13

ONS figures show strong jobs growth but over-50s in danger of being left behind

Commenting on today’s ONS Labour Market Statistics, Mark Beatson, Chief Economist at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, says: “Today’s figures show that jobs growth in the UK has recovered, with the employment rate at its highest level since at le...
Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 12:25

Over 50s unemployment rate not reducing

While there is good news around the number of jobs being created in the UK and the rising numbers of older workers who are finding employment, there is also a worrying statistic for job seekers aged over 50. Unemployment is falling fastest among younger people but for the over 50s it has not ...
Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 11:55

Over 50s jobseekers feature in record employment figures

The latest UK employment numbers show that there are more people employed in the UK than at any other time. At 31.39million workers it is a record high. The new employment total has risen by 267,000 and jobseekers aged over 50 accounted for over 50% of the increase at 165,000. The number ...
Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 19:08

Employment level hits new high but who is getting the jobs?

Two winners from the latest government employment statistics are older workers and non-UK nationals (economic migrants to you and us). For workers aged 65 and over, the total number grew by 28,000 and 49,000 in the last two quarters. Some 1.17 million 65s and over 65s are now employed.  ...
Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 18:12

Workers aged over 50 still on the rise

Jobseekers aged over 50 can take heart from the latest job market figures which show that more over 50s are finding and keeping jobs.....that's assuming people aged over 50 are happy to keep working. Strikingly, the percentage of over 65s who are now working is twice that of 30 years ago....
Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 17:56

Employers finding it more difficult to recruit skilled people

Two years ago it was common for employers to get hundreds of applications for one low level vacancy. Well, the table has turned and it's now become more of a buyers' market where jobseekers with good skills and experience are in shorter supply. Research by the over 50s jobsite Skilled...
Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 18:32

Londoners are more ageist in jobs market

New research from a recruitment organisation has found that jobseekers aged over 50 may well find it more difficult to find work in London than other parts of the UK. This is because 20 per cent of Londoners consider that people aged over 50 are too old to do their jobs properly. Can you beli...
Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 12:27

Arun Jaguar in Pulborough gets thumbs up

The independent Jaguar car dealer Arun Cars of Pulborough gets a thumbs up from buyers. Best service ever, great people, low prices, good workshop were all comments used to describe Arun Cars in Pulborough. A Jaguar car is an expensive vehicle so it's good to know that this dealer put...
Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 14:32

Numbers of over 50s working hits a record high

The latest employment figures from the government show that the over 50s have a constant hunger for work as 8.2 million are still employed and economically active. Not only has this record high of over 50s workers been hit but in the last 12 months the number of people aged over 50 working ha...
Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 12:26

Employers warning on skills crisis in the workplace - what about the over 50s?

The CBI has come out today with a report saying that there is a growing skills shortage in the workplace and this could affect UK productivity negatively in the future. Yet, no mention is made of the waste of talent among the over 50s where employers seem only too happy to say goodbye to quality ...
Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 12:10

Are you confused about the new State pension?

Many people know that the State pension will be changing in the not too distant future. It's only natural to assume that it will change for the worse rather than the better, but is this the case. Will the over 50s be the losers or winners from the changes that are being made. Well, it see...
Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:19

Over 50s are why employment levels are increasing

The latest UK figures for employment show that more people are working in the UK as the country recovers after the recession. What is not always clear is that the age group which is helping this growth are those in jobs aged over 50. This continues a trend that saw workers aged over 65 pass t...
Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:04

Where is it easier to get a job? Reading or Hull?

It may not be practical for most people but it's the case that if a jobseeker is willing to get on their bike they are more likely to be successful in the south than the north, A new study has found that places like Reading and Guildford have much lower levels of applicants per job than p...
Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 10:51
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