Last month, one of the stories we covered was Ageism, and I threw in my experience of job-hunting in my fifties.
So, we know what the problem is. . . . after fifty, many employers perceive we are incapable of learning, incapable of using technology, incapable of working with younger colleagues, incapable of joining in team building activities, too likely to be ill – perhaps even – just generally too disaffected. In short, too old to be employable.
So, what is the solution?
This month, The Good Life attended a Careers Expo with a difference – bringing employers and training organisations together with mature-age workers to unearth their hidden talents. Have a look at the very interesting first hand experiences.
As well, we met up with a 65 year old who is preparing to represent Australia for the very first time at the International Triathlon Union World Championships in Mexico.
And Ben gets into the slow-food movement by cooking up Osso Bucco in the kitchen, with Pete, as always, playing a vital support role.