• Did you know that the highest number of divorces, in 2011, was amongst men and women aged 40 to 44 according to the Office for National Statistics?  

  • A Skills based or Functional Cv is often the best option. This is particularly the case if you are looking for a career change, have a break in your work history or have a chequered background. This type of CV focuses on your transferable skills and the expertise you are offering rather than evidencing your experience under the heading of each role you have held. This means any prospective employer can see, at a glance, if you have the required skills/expertise without having to pick through the whole document. 

  • Q: Want to go green, save money, develop new skills and support a worthwhile project?

    A: Cycloan “ONE DAY” Spring bike sale (bikes from as little as £7) is   for you!   Don’t miss out………….Read on!..................and get on your bike

  • There’s plenty of help around for younger people trying to get a job, but Cheadle-based careers expert Adrienne Conway thinks older job-seekers aren’t as well supported, and she’s set up a new company – Work & Beyond – to help them.

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  • Stuck in a rut?

    In the current climate ……….you can’t walk away from (or into) a job but you there are still things you can do to improve your situation 

    •Try some voluntary work to boost your skills and make new contacts

    •Find out about courses starting after Easter or get ready to apply for September

    •Give your CV a makeover to show, at a glance, the skills and expertise you are offering

    •Join a social group/club to widen your interests and make new friends


    A new White Paper has been published outlining the Government’s plans to reform and simplify the state pension system with the creation of a new “Single Tier” pension.

  • It’s time to do something about those New Year Resolutions ……………..whether it’s to get fit , stop being embarrassed about  your maths skills or just to get a life! There are courses out there for you, starting in January. If you are in Stockport, the main providers of courses for adults are:

  • Over 50 and looking for work…………. have your views heard!
    Have you heard of TAEN? The Age and Employment Network is an independent not-for-profit organization, whose goal is to help remove age barriers to employment. They inform and advocate for effective age management policies to be adopted at all levels – in employing organizations, by individuals and across the labour market and work with individuals and organizations, including government agencies, academic bodies, employers and unions.


    Getting a job can be just like selling a house!                           Image of house with For Sale Sign

  • Being made redundant can be really scary, regardless of whether you have been aware of the possibility for some time or it happens suddenly. Out placement support may be provided by your employer but it is also worth checking what is offered locally. It is important to get the right help and to do this as soon as possible. It may tempting to do the decorating/garden etc. but some support programmes have a limited time frame... so do your research first to make sure that you access all the help you require. There are many decisions to be made, starting with your financial position. This will then determine if you have to continue working and the speed with which you need to get fixed up and the nature of your job search.