sometimes you have to a little volunteer work to get to know people who are
looking for help
I will turn 50 very soon and I haven't been on the work force for 25 years. Now that my kids are more settled i am thinking of finding a job. I'm hoping that you are right Veronica, that there is work out there and that I can be considered employable. At least I finished high school and am bilingual. That might be of influence. But you know deep down it's scary not knowing what it's going to be like in the work force.
Deborah Ann. from st-jerome,qc, canada
I will be turning 50 next year and it's not a pretty picture. I've been unemployed for the past 3 years (though have done a freelance job here and there) whereas just 5 years ago I had my choice of any job I wanted. I too have loads of experience, worked in different areas and extremely versatile. I'm at the crossroads of why bother to look for work and perhaps start my own busines. Someone who's about 55 or 56 told me that things get better at 50. I don't know about that, plus I told him it's easier for a man than a woman. But I will try to stay optimistic.