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16 May 2019 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Skills  Trustees  Retirement  Jobboard

Opportunities and roles

We are increasingly being asked if we know good people to recommend for various roles.  Below are the current roles – and ones coming up.  Please do share with anyone who might be interested
 

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29 November 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Events  Unretirement  Networking  Skills  Conference  Helping Charities  Non-Executive Roles  Trustees

How we can learn from the young – to stay young?

Last week we held the first Next-Up conference. ‘Blown away’ was a phrase I kept hearing through the day. We had more than 100 seasoned professionals as delegates – people who have left or are leaving corporate life and don’t want to ‘retire’ – mixed up with young tech entrepreneurs, charities, private equity firms, headhunters and an online magazine looking for writers.

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18 October 2018 By Guest writer Pamela Major

Skills  Consultancy

Changing career in your 50s - how not to fall off a cliff!

Standing in front of my security cabinet in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, I spun the combination lock for the last time. After 28 years, with postings in Beijing, Moscow, Berlin and London, I was about to walk out of a high-prestige, secure, established job, into – the unknown.

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9 October 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Skills  Purpose

Victoria Tomlinson’s 5 tips for a fuller working life

Many of us are living longer. The time you spend in retirement could now be 30 years or more, depending on when you retire and how long you live. So it’s important to think about the retirement you want, and plan for it.

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4 October 2018 By Guest writer Jonny Ross

Blog  Skills  Conference  Non-Executive Roles

Why all non-executive directors need to be strong digital leaders

Non-executive directors need to understand digital or they will fail the companies they serve. In this blog, Digital Strategist Jonny Ross from Fleek Marketing explains why he believes retirement is the perfect time to get digital.

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21 August 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Skills

Finding new purpose: who wants your skills after retirement?

Retirement. It’s a very odd word. And what does it really mean any more?  Increasingly people expect to stay active and using their skills after working life – but how do you do this and who needs those skills? 

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16 August 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Skills

We're not retired – but what are we? Unretired? Second Acts? OWLs?

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already come to the conclusion that retirement is an outdated concept.

The Economist has a brilliant article looking at what you call this generation.

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10 August 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Skills  Conference

Getting #ConnectED in un-retirement -retirement planning for those who want to use their skills to make a difference

Victoria from Next-Up would love to share this blog from Lucy Rimmington, founder braveteaching, the Airbnb of teacher training. Lucy is also a confirmed guest speaker at the Next-Up conference in November.

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17 July 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Skills

The best retirement advice? Be open to change

One of the biggest issues that the newly retired people we speak to have is a perceived lack of identity. They spend a lot of time talking about their last job and “former” career. So what’s the best retirement advice for them?

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