Mature age job seekers

Posted: 16th Feb

Are you a job seeker? 

Are you worried about job seeking as a mature age worker? Don’t be daunted, remember you bring a lifetime of experience, knowledge, reliability and strong work ethic to a role. These qualities alone set you apart from younger job applicants.  

 

Jobs may have changed over the past 15 years, but be assured, employers know and appreciate the value of mature age workers. It is important that you embark on the journey with a positive, open-minded attitude. Advances in technology have changed the way we communicate, purchase goods and services, but these hurdles can be easily overcome with training and support. 

 

Jobs Victoria 

Jobs Victoria is a Victorian Government jobs program that provides free tailored support for older people to help them overcome barriers to employment and find work. It has a network of 50 Jobs Victoria Partners across the state.  Jobs Victoria will help you get job ready. A range of support is available including mentoring, upskilling, professional development, preparation of job applications and coaching to prepare you for interviews.  

  

Jobs Victoria also works with employers, educating them about the benefits of a mature workforce. It pinpoints the types of skills and experience they require from new employees before matching them with job seekers. It encourages recruiting employers to think outside the box and be open to the benefits of a more diverse workforce, such as the strong work ethic, maturity and experience that many older job seekers can bring to a role.  

 

For more information 

Phone: 1300 208 575  

Web: www.jobs.vic.gov.au 

 

Career transition assistance 

Build your confidence and skills for success with Career transition assistance. This service is available for job seekers aged 45 years and over. It helps with, 

  • identifying transferable skills 
  • training and support
  • writing job applications
  • interview tips and techniques

 

Applying for jobs requires time and good preparation. Whilst jobs may have changed, you can upskill and take advantage of your transferable skills and experience.  A flexible approach and an open mind may lead you to apply for an exciting position you never thought possible before!   

 

For more information 

Phone: 1800 805 260 

Web: www.jobsearch.gov.au 

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