Keep calm and carry on working!

Keep calm and carry on working, says Keith Simpson of  

It is no great secret that finding decent, reliable, employees is not easy these days for employers. Debatable standards of education, lack of loyalty and a general malaise in the workforce are, sadly, becoming increasingly common in spite of growing unemployment. As a result, many businesses are looking beyond their usual recruitment areas and turning to the ever increasing pool of workers aged over 50. In their search for reliable staff, employers are beginning to recognise the value older people can add to their business, as they bring with them a wealth of experience, know how and skills. It obviously makes good business sense to recruit people with these attributes – as well as getting conscientious and flexible workers, mature people are usually happy to pass on their knowledge and know-how. They can even act as mentors to younger members of staff.

The bonus from employing more mature people is in having employees who are inherently punctual, take less time off, and who actually want to work! To help employers find good quality jobseekers aged over 50, the jobsite was created in 2007. It is the leading jobsite for experienced people with skills and know-how who are seeking full-time employment, part-time work or short-term project work. The site specialises in finding jobs for the over 50s who have 25 years or more career experience with employers who recognise the value of skills and know-how. As a registered member, you can post your career details and job requirements for employers to search, you can do detailed searches for jobs matching your experience and you can have suitable jobs sent to you by email as soon as they are posted on the website.

And it’s all FREE for candidates. exists to help jobseekers over 50 find a satisfying full time or part time job where you can put your valuable experience and skills to good use. We also offer an innovative Project Assignment option which offers many benefits for candidates:

  • Earn while still seeking full-time or part time employment
  • Maintain your skills levels and knowledge
  • Make a contribution without a long-term commitment
  • Enhance your CV with recent experience

All you have to do is commit to charge no more than £185 per day (equal to £48,100 pa). Project assignments last from one to 20 days. Learn more about this great way to stay involved and get recognition for your experience here.


Joining will open the door to a wide variety of companies who recognise the unique contribution experienced men and women over 50 can make to their operations. Maybe you fancy a change of job, or you would like to get back to work because you have retired and miss the buzz of business life. Perhaps you are looking for some extra income, or you are keen to use your know-how to help a start up business or work for a Charity. All our members are experienced people, looking to put their skills to good use – why not join them?

To register, simply go to, provide details of your working career, skills and experience, along with an indication of the type of job you are looking for and upload your CV. As soon as you have registered, you can search for positions that match your requirements. New jobs are being added all the time, so you can continue to search the database regularly and get email alerts if a job or opportunity matches your criteria. Employers can find more information about our services here

If you are looking for a change in direction why not register?

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