Older, wiser and ready for work

The over-50s have plenty to offer employers: a level of experience, flexibility and knowledge that younger candidates can only dream of, writes Gareth Naughton.

31st August, 2013
Lisa Archer, consultant with Sigmar Recruitment. Photo: Maura Hickey

With the exception of a few key areas where specific skills are in high demand, there are a lot of people out there in the hunt for a limited number of jobs.

If you find yourself joining that hunt in your 50s, you may think you are at an automatic disadvantage compared to younger jobseekers, but this is not necessarily the case.

"A lot of the time, when people have it in their heads that...

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