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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...
Are the 50s when we start to live fully? Since starting on my book project (I was 40 at the time), I’ve been consistently dismayed by how challenging the ageing process actually is.The book was my way of seizing...
Increasing life expectancy for the Australian population has resulted in many Australians remaining in the workforce for a longer period of time.A number of employees in their 50's are fortunate to enjoy high-incomes and have accumulated significant leave entitlements...