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Thinking Out Loud

Tackling the issues that confront 45+ experienced professionals looking for work or wanting to start a business

It can be difficult to make a career transition at any age but it is particularly daunting as a mature worker. At the same time, as people get older interests often change and the desire to do something more meaningful or make a different kind of contribution can motivate a move in a new direction. It's important to recognise that it is never too late to find work that you love as long as you are willing to put in the time and effort to understand your transferable skills and how they can benefit you in making a transition.
Mentoring programs and sponsorship, which aim to help people advance their careers or build a new business, are now commonplace. However, they are not without their pitfalls. That's why it's important to put in place some clear parametres.
In some workplaces five generations may now be employed. While this age diversity is great for the unique perspectives each generation brings, organisations will need to pay more attention to how they leverage the benefits and meet the challenges of a multi-generational workforce into the future.
The federal budget has been criticised for its lack of support for older workers. In particular, questions have been raised about the impact of the wage subsidy for younger people on the chances of mature workers remaining in, and finding work. What has been overlooked in the debate is what the loss of experience in the workforce might mean for the economy.
Midlife, as a life stage, now spans more than 30 years. It is a time of life when we navigate some of life's great challenges. Researchers suggest midlifers need more support to develop resilience but especially a growth mindset to help us live our best lives.
As we live longer, healthier lives, the idea of retirement as a concept is being called into question. In this blog we look at whether it is time to 'retire retirement'.

Book Reviews

Books we love about work, transitions and life long learning

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The 100 Year Life

The 100-Year Life is a book about what happens when many people across the world live to 100. So, if you are under 100, it’s a book about you, and how you can plan your life. But it’s also about the society we live in, with strong messages for Government and HR departments about how they view work and ageing…Read more

Rethink Your Career

Mentor, career and business start up consultant, Joanna Maxwell’s book is well worth the read. For those looking to reinvent themselves and change career, or those looking for work after being made redundant this book gives you the tools to discover, map out and realise your goals as a mature-age worker…Read more

Wiser: The Definitive Guide to Starting a Business After the Age of 50

There is plenty of information out there about starting a business if you want to troll through the internet. What we love about this E- book is that it brings all the elements together in one place in quite a unique way. Each chapter is based on an interview with an expert in the field of the issue…Read more

E-News

Bringing you the latest in national and international media and commentary on issues of interest

to experienced professionals and SeniorPreneurs

The downside of a generation of flexible workers

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Help! My Younger Employee Keeps Talking About My Age - Is It Ageism?

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Q&A: Myths and management of the multigenerational workforce

Research

The latest research on the changing face of work and senior entrepreneurship in Australia

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National Prevalence Survey of Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Greenstone ASIA Senior Workplace Survey

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National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability

New Project

Guidelines For An Outcome Based Trial - Raising Productivity And Engagement

Work in Retirement: Myths and Motivations

The Emergence of Long Life Learning

Training and Workshops

Together with our partner, Australian Entrepreneurs Alliance, we are running a series of online events. Please invite your friends along to join in these free, informative and fun sessions where we all learn together (yes, us too) about topical things like career change, starting a business, and all things tech

Swinburne Professional

Looking to upgrade, diversify or formalise your skills? We have partnered with Swinburne Professional. 

Wednesday Meetup

Wednesday Meetup is a weekly online information and training event which will help build knowledge and skills.

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Partner Events

Business and career events and workshops

Past Events

Check our calendar to view information of our past events.