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Top tips for over 40s

Take a mid-life MOT

If you are considering a change in career or want to understand your finances, the mid-life MOT is available as an online signposting package to help you plan for important changes.

It can act as a useful stocktake to encourage better advice about work, finances and health. The work and skills section of the mid-life MOT on the Your Pension website can signpost you to the support you need to return into employment.

Voluntary work can expand your skills

Working into your 50s and early 60s and, if you wish, after State Pension age can help support your financial, health and social well-being into later life.

Voluntary work can be a great way to help you get new skills and build confidence in a different field of work. Find out what voluntary work is on offer on the gov.uk website or contact your local volunteer centre on the NVCO website.

Develop your skills

If you’ve been looking for work for a while, have been recently made redundant, or are thinking of changing your career, the gov.uk website has some useful information ranging from developing your skills, flexible working and self-employment to managing health and disability.

Plus try to think about refreshing your skills or areas you’d like to develop in, The Skills Toolkit website has free, high quality digital and numeracy courses from a range of providers such as Google Digital Garage, Lloyds Bank and Open University.

Remember to update your CV with your new skills, training and experience.

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