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The self-help book sections, online and in-store, are of course teaming with all manner of glossy tomes purporting to hold the secrets to fabulous wealth and adulation. But how many are actually speaking to us, the middle-aged reader who has...
Every year, around this time, thousands of Australians ask themselves the same question: is this the year to finally make a sea-change? With memories of those long, lazy, fun-filled hours on holiday fading fast as they brave the commuter crush,...
Melbourne media executive Garth McBride* admits that it was his ex-wife who dragged him along to his first Botox treatment at 45. Six years later, newly single and back on the job market for the first time in 17 years,...
As with any bias it is both conscious and unconscious - be it age, gender, race, religion, sexuality, education, career background, industry sector, location, or appearance.  But the crazy thing about ageism bias is that everyone will grow older. So...
The job search world has changed if you are 50 or over. Once upon a time you could buy the daily broadsheet newspaper (from the newsagent or paperboy…remember them?), go to the employment section, circle suitable jobs with your...
“Don’t get older, get better,” implores front-woman of Aussie electro-rock band Def FX Fiona Horne in her tell-all new memoir, The Naked Witch. Now 51, the author of several best-selling books on modern witchcraft, fire-dancer and more recently a commercial...
Redundancy can affect us in a myriad of ways. For many in middle-age it can trigger feelings of worthlessness and despair that we never fully shake off. Then there are those at the other end of the spectrum, like Sydney...
If anyone knows how to pick himself up off the cubicle canvas it’s former Hollywood executive John Tarnoff. The author of new book Boomer Reinvention: How To Create Your Dream Career Over 50 admits he’s been fired 39 percent of...
Why is it that today’s job advertisements contain increasingly greater elements of corporate mumbo jumbo? Twaddle that makes no sense to anyone bar the writer? Here are a few theories (with a dash of cynicism!): If you use big words and...
My generation of women were expected to get married young, have children, be a housewife and mother, and stay at home forever. If you had a profession before marriage, people would make comments such as “that could be useful to...