Encouragement for the Mature Job Seeker
What’s holding you back from going after your (next) dream job?
People have all kinds of answers to this question, but one common answer that I hear all the time is that they are too old for someone to hire them.
And I get it. It can be challenging for a mature worker to start over in a new position. But it is becoming increasingly more common for employers to hire workers over the age of 50. And the statistics prove it!
Twenty years ago, less than a third of those aged 55 and over were employed or looking for work. But today that number has increased by 10%.
As our country increasingly faces a skills gap, employers are looking to tap into new labour pools – and that includes mature workers – who employers value for their experience and loyalty.
There is a famous quote that says “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” And that quote has never been truer than it is today.
If it’s been awhile since you been on a job search, you might not know where to start. But don’t let that stop you.
You might need a little coaching – but your next career could be just around the corner.
To your success,
Relevant Articles for Fifty-Something Job Seekers:
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Hi! I'm Shirin and I founded Careers by Design over ten years ago and have spent many more years helping people to get “More Happy Mondays.” I’m a caring Career Counsellor and ICF Certified Professional Coach. I specialize in assisting clients to choose a career direction, resolve career-related issues and increase feelings of happiness in life and work. Let's create More Happy Mondays! Find out more at Careers by Design.