A hobby becomes a career: Tonya Trott is a furniture DIY expert

DIY furniture redecoration expert Tonya Trott loves being in her workshop.

Tonya Trott had a problem. It became an award-winning business. It was 2012 and Tonya and her husband had just moved to coastal NSW from country Victoria. They’d brought most of their country-style furniture with them. But it didn’t match their new home’s coastal surrounds, and that just wouldn’t do: Tonya, a qualified interior designer,… Continue reading A hobby becomes a career: Tonya Trott is a furniture DIY expert

Style, attitude, and taking risks: Part three of our interview with Tricia Cusden

Don't tone down style or life decisions because of age, says Tricia. Photo: Look Fabulous Forever

Tricia Cusden is an expert on makeup for older women. Eight years ago, at 65, she started multi-million dollar business Look Fabulous Forever to provide makeup products that would work for older faces. Find out how she did it, her personal style, and her attitude to life at 73 in the final part of our… Continue reading Style, attitude, and taking risks: Part three of our interview with Tricia Cusden

What “Overqualified” Really Means, and How to Get the Job Anyway

You can still land a job you're overqualified for. Photo by BBH Singapore on Unsplash

Being “overqualified” means your skills and experience overshoot the requirements of the role you’re applying for. If you’re aged over 50, you’re probably overqualified for many jobs because of your career to date. That can make finding a job more difficult. That’s because most employers want reliable, long-term employees with a positive attitude. They don’t… Continue reading What “Overqualified” Really Means, and How to Get the Job Anyway

What a 5km run, a 90-year old and the recruitment process have in common

I was recently chatting with a girlfriend of mine with two kids under 3, and she told me that she was considering running a 5km race in a few months time. Her youngest is only 6 months and all I could think of was, ‘Are you crazy?’ I’m in my 30’s but regularly feel like… Continue reading What a 5km run, a 90-year old and the recruitment process have in common

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