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Mature age couple: Baby boomers are redefining what retirement means. For many it is a time to achieve the right balance between work, fun and giving back. Baby boomers are showing there is a different path


BeNext - is an online mature age job and career centre supporting job seekers who are fusing life experience and "know how" to get work that matters. 

People are wanting to be connected and engaged in work that has meaning in the second half of life. Whatever your situation, take the time find something which fits with where you want to BeNext in life

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 Meet the employers making careers in the second half of life a reality. Click on the links below to  find out which organisations are needing mature skill and experience.

Allianz Bamser Brisbane City Council and more employers coming soon!

Helen, Perth. I'm 57yrs old and recently taken voluntary redundancy. I know I want to work but am old enough to value the concept of "meaningful" work. 
(14days later) ...through your BeNext website I have been able to secure a 'meaningful' receptionist role in an Aged Care home

Latest Career Advice, News and Articles

  • So where do you start with training and development. We have compiled a list of resources and key     questions to ask and get answers to help you on your training way. Click here to be informed on how to choose the right  mature adult training course for you.
  • What are the options and choices available when the mind is willing but the body is not playing fair?m Click here to read more on managing your work health balance as a mature age worker.

Mature age employment: Use experience to get that job- stories worth sharing

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The Australian of the Year and Senior Australian of the Year 2011, both over 50 years of age, are championing a new path in life. One that is being taken up by more and more Australians which benefits themselves as well as the community and society in which they live. Here, Senior Australian of the Year 2011, Professor Ron McCallum AO Senior Australian of the Year 2011, shares his story. 

To read more about Senior Australians of the year go to www.australianoftheyear.org.au. Much like Professor Ron McCallum we would like to hear your story.

Articles of interest

  • Explore Mature age work opportunities- Retirement work is good for your health.
    Before you start packing up your desk, take into account recent research that indicates that retirees who continue to work in either a part-time or full-time capacity actually have an excellent quality of life with better physical and mental health than their non-working counterparts. Read more retirement work is good for your health.

  • Plan for a retirement work life balance- Make your work -life balance a reality.
    Can you really mix business and pleasure? We’ve been taught that the two are clearly opposites, that there is a distinct line drawn between them. So, is it really possible to achieve a work/life balance?What is a work/life balance anyway?For those approaching or already in retirement, a work/life balance can mean a number of things. Read more to make your work -life balance a reality. 

  • Find -Volunteer work- questions to ask before you start.
    Now is the perfect opportunity to give back to the community one of the most valuable things you can offer- your time. Volunteer work is rewarding, meaningful and helps those who need it the most. You may want to do it to "give back" or it may be a path to a new career. But, like any other job, you must ask the right questions and do your research before you start. Read more to get started in finding the right volunteer work role.

BeNext News

  • BeNext launches specialty ageing workforce consultancy service to help employers maximise the potential of the ageing workforce. Specialty services help reduce costs and improve workforce and business performance. Go to WorkplaceAgeManagement.com.au where employers can find more information about managing  older workers.

  • Freedom to work or freedom from work survey- From all of us at BeNext, we want to thank each and everyone who contributed to the survey. In the end more than 600 people added their voice to the survey. It proved to be very timely and insightful especially as the early results from the survey helped support BeNext's submission to the Queensland Government's Positively Ageless discussion paper.

  • The Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan, released the Intergenerational Report 2010 , the third in the series. In the 164 page report it outlines the impact of an ageing population on workforce skills and productivity. The report to some extent acknowledges the need for a mature age Australian workforce, one that supports diversity and people working at any stage in life. It is encouraging to see the Golden Gurus program, proposed by Queensland's Ernie Peralta, will be continued and the productive ageing program to support mature age job seekers.

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