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How to pen a CV for candidates over 50

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How to pen a CV for candidates over 50

In 2017, Workplace Insight reported that almost a third of 50-64-year-olds in the UK are struggling to find work over younger generations. The data suggested that the over 50 age demographic could be experiencing an ‘unemployment trap’.

The study revealed that almost one million of the over 50s who have been unemployed for a year or more left work voluntarily for reasons including redundancy, health challenges or caring responsibilities. With this being the case, Saga.co.uk has collated four key tips to help over 50s with their CV writing:

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Comments (1)

  • Alice
    Alice
    Tue, 23 Apr 2019 1:44pm BST
    Definitely agree with not putting your D.O.B on your CV, however you can always figure out someone's age (or thereabouts) from their education dates too. Perhaps it's more about challenging the mindset of employers, rather than how people put together their CVs.