Age Isn’t A Barrier When You've Been Made Redundant!
The retirement age is increasing; most people will be working into their late 60’s before they can receive their state pension. With this being said, the assumption that you get to an age where you are too old to throw yourself into a new career later on in life is ridiculous. Even you are made redundant at 55, for example, you still have at least another 10 years of working, and 10 years is a long time to be unhappy...
While many people are not exactly best pleased with the idea of having to work longer, we believe that if you have a job that you love, it doesn’t feel so much like work.
Being slightly older is likely to mean that you have more time for yourself, especially if you have children and they have grown up. You can really put the time and effort into doing something you have always wanted to do and getting the qualifications needed to start that new career.
Utilize Your Contacts
Having been in the employment game for longer, you are more likely to have built up a larger network of potentially useful contacts. Have a think if there is anyone that you know who can help you, whether it is having knowledge of jobs being advertised within their company or help with training.
Experience Is Attractive
Being of a certain age can really improve your chances of finding a new job; you have experience. Having many years of experience within a job role is an attractive attribute to many employers. Having a number of job roles on your Resume is also considered highly as you can draw experience from a variety of areas.
It may sound like a cliché, but being slightly older means you do have more ‘life experience’. You are more likely to have worked with a variety of people and departments differing in size.