In an increasingly young, tech-savvy workplace, the prospect of searching for a new job when you are above 40 can seem pretty daunting. Sreeradha D. Basu speaks to experts on how to go about your job search if you are plus. Unfortunately, a lot of people over 40 live in fear of not being 'in the league' anymore. There is a perception that middle-aged workers are less on top of new developments in technology and not as flexible to learn about it. In a world that is being flooded by new media and technology, it is imperative for the older workforce to be flexible and adopt some of the new technologies," he says.
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Out of the , people who have never worked and are now looking for jobs, , are women and 40, are over the age of 40, having spent their young adult years raising a family. And nearly 5. Out of the 4, people aged between 50 and 54 looking for their first job, nearly 4, are women, and in the case of the 55 to 59 age-group, a total of 81 per cent of the overall 9, are female. According to Francisco Mesonero, director-general of recruitment centre chain ADECCO, most of the women over 40 who have never worked and are now looking for a job have few or no academic qualifications.
Yes, they can definitely follow their dreams as there is no age for that. And wait, why not we start one now! There are many courses which they can conduct and train people like.