Category: Miscellaneous, talent, skills, experience, process, encourage, practical experiences, outdated principles
The job market can be tough for women over 50 looking for work due to redundancy or other personal circumstances. Unfortunately, the system in the UK is built around youth in more ways than one. However, that should not stop you from looking for a job that will meet your needs.
You might be looking for a new job because of:
- Change in marital status
- Change in your health
- A move to another part of the country
- A desire to do something different
Here at VERCIDA, we know your search for work can be frustrating. We want to help make it as easy as possible by providing you with a comprehensive job listings database and other resources. We believe there is something out there for you; it is just a matter of letting us help you find it. That is what we aim to do.
You Have Something to Offer
VERCIDA is committed to women over 50 because we know you have a lot to offer. You have decades of practical experience that your younger counterparts just do not possess. You also have an outlook on life that is based on seemingly outdated principles of hard work, respect, and integrity. These are things that will make any company better. We encourage you to take advantage of what you have to offer to establish your new career.
As you enter your 50s, you may well do so with a significant amount of prior work experience under your belt. If so, this will clearly add a lot of value to your CV. Think about any volunteer work you have completed or any other experiences you have had which you think an employer might consider valuable. Once you begin to think about this in detail, you will often realise that you are in possession of many more skills and talents than you imagine.
Types of Jobs Available
There is no escaping the fact that many professional women over the age of 50 often find themselves victims of redundancy. Moreover, with all the education and experience they have compiled over the years, they may seem overqualified to hiring managers who are fearful they will not stay around long. We know those fears are unwarranted and unfounded.
We can help you find a job in any one of dozens of different sectors. In addition, if you are willing to go back to school for a while, the scope of jobs you will be eligible for will be even greater. Don't forget that the government has removed the age limit on student loans, so it is now easier than ever for you to get some re-training. With re-training, you can begin a completely new career in:
- Technical vocations
- Financial services
- Property (sales and rentals)
- Healthcare, elder care, childcare
- Hospitality and tourism.
Do not let your age discourage you from giving your job search your best effort. As an older person, you know that good things come to those who work hard for them. That includes finding a job or beginning a second career.
As we grow older, many of the stresses and strains that we face in life are new, but some things never change. The need to earn a wage, and the sense of worry that can come with uncertainty about where the next payslip is coming from, is something that never goes away. Many women who are now entering or who are already in their 50s can remember times of serious adversity in the workplace. While things have improved, many women still face routine discrimination in the workplace.
This is why it is so important to us that the careers for women over 50 listed in our database are with employers who are known to be inclusive and to provide working environments in which older women can feel comfortable. Whatever your circumstances, whether you are looking to make the transition from working a part-time job to pursuing a long-term career path or are in the market for second career ideas over 50 year olds can pursue, we’ve got you covered.
Vercida’s database is overflowing with employment opportunities and potential second career jobs for over 50 year olds. With so many older adults pursuing new carers into their 50s and beyond, there has never been a better time for women in this age group to consider trying out a career path they have always wondered about but never pursued.
For example, perhaps you have in the past worked as an accountant, or in another position where you are required to help manage money and budgets. If so, this could be the perfect time to pursue a career in the financial services industry. This is an example of an industry where prior work experience from a broad range of sectors could be relevant.
Women over 50 should feel free to pursue any kind of technical vocation which requires some level of training beforehand. In the past, it was difficult for adults, especially older adults, and in particular women, to access the same training opportunities as everyone else. Today, there is a much more level playing field. Women should feel free to pursue any career that speaks to them, regardless of their age.
Here at Vercida, we are committed to helping anyone who wants to find fulfilling, stable, and long-term employment to do so. Many women over 50 are deterred from pursuing the same opportunities as men and younger women because they don’t think they stand much chance of succeeding. Our database is populated by businesses with a proven track record of providing an inclusive workplace that does not discriminate based on age or gender.