Job Search

Job search, applications and CVs are crucial first steps towards finding and getting the job you want. Here are some useful links - but remember each CV or online application needs to be changed to meet the  person specifications and JD for the position.

Chronological CV

Job Advert Analysis

Job Application Covering Letter Sample 1

Job Application Covering Letter Sample 2

Interview Advice

Interview Preparation

Interview Techniques – Links

Recruitment Websites

Skill-Based CV

Top 20 Personal Attributes & Skills

Myers Briggs

The 16 Myers Briggs Types

Myers-Briggs for Careers

Jim Penman Fun Quiz

Employability Overview

We have been working for 20 years to research and develop our own tools and best practice examples that can help older people looking for work. See some of these useful tools below:

Summary of Modules for Pre-Employment

STEMNET Employability Skills Guide

Embedding PDP & Employability

Chart of Skill Categories, Skill Sets & Sample Career Options

Volunteering

Wise Age are the leading voluntary sector age and employment specialists in the UK , with (including our predecessor partners) an 18 year track record of helping over 50s back into employment and self employment, as well as researching, promoting and lobbying for the benefits of older working people, age diversity, the growing importance of the silver economy and combating ageism.

As a small London based agency we need support from interested volunteers in the following areas:

  • To act as researchers into information and innovative practice around issues of older working age people and employment and related issues.
  • To join our online social media activities, helping to search out and respond to current relevant media topics and to engage in discussions on twitter, facebook and other social media.
  • To help us in our editorial and media work by researching, writing and publishing relevant material around ageism, employment, the silver economy, examples of age diverse employers
  • To attend events and represent us at meetings , including giving feedback, especially outside of London
  • To act as local representatives outside of London and where necessary set up local branches.

Volunteers are given a contract and are trained and managed professionally plus receive expenses.


If you are interested please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Work for Wise Age

We have an IMMEDIATE NEED for an Experienced telephone market researcher and marketing professional on a short term contract to work 2 days / week for up to 4 weeks @£125 per day to complete an Impact Assessment in relation to our organisational members who benefited from our ROPES Age and Employment Expert training programme.

If you're interested please send your CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Wise Age is currently applying for new contracts especially in the field of employment and self employment support in London.

Wise Age is the leading voluntary sector age and employment specialists in the UK, with (including our predecessor partners) an 18 year track record of helping over 50s back into employment and self employment, as well as researching, promoting and lobbying for older working people, the benefits of age diversity, the growing importance of the silver economy and combating ageism.

We are also currently looking for:

  • Qualified IAG (level 4) practitioners
  • Client advisors with experience in working with older unemployed people
  • Job matchers who are able to use our online recruitment links and their own self generated contacts to help clients find suitable jobs
  • Employment engagement experts able to promote older workers, age diversity and our clients to employers.
  • People able to build partnerships and to apply for contracts and funding around issues of age and employment, including those who are interested in setting up local Wise Age projects or employment delivery contracts outside of London on a self employed basis

Consultants would be asked to join our consultancy pool, and once paid contracts are obtained by us paid between £100- £150 per day and would be given time limited contracts. It is envisaged that the work would be part time – between 1- 3 days per week. Work would be in London and most likely East, North or South East London.

For those wishing to work with us on developing and obtaining contracts outside of London we would enter into individual agreements and terms depending on the contracts/projects we obtain.

If you're interested please contact Peter Murphy on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opportunity to Inform Parliament about Intergenerational Fairness

The Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, led by Frank Field MP, announced that it would hold an inquiry into intergenerational fairness earlier this year. We hope that you will consider submitting evidence to the inquiry, as some members have done already. The deadline for submission of written evidence is Friday 19 February 2015.

Stephen Burke, Director of United for All Ages, has kindly agreed to speak to members about the key issues raised in the paper it published last month, Fairness for All Ages, in order to kickstart a general discussion about the issues which the Select Committee inquiry should take into account and the conclusions we hope the Select Committee will reach. The paper features contributions from 20 national organisations and sets out 20 ideas for radical action to address intergenerational inequity. This will be our first meeting of the year and a good opportunity to exchange views with other members about intergenerational fairness. We hope as many members as possible will attend.

Our meeting will take place on Wednesday 9 March 2016 from 3.30-5pm in Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords.

Please let me know if you would like to join us so that a place can be reserved for you.