This book will help if you want to: find work but feel your age may be a limiting factor; and concentrate your job-hunting efforts in areas that genuinely welcome older people. Use it to: present your past experience in the best light; find places that advertise jobs specifically to older people; learn how to use modern technology to apply on-line or send off your details electronically; answer difficult questions on application forms or during interviews; prepare for telephone interviews; layout your letters and CVs most effectively; discover what changes are taking place to pension law and to age discrimination legislation; and identify a range of alternatives to conventional employment including running your own business or voluntary work.
After many years teaching adults and bringing up a family, Jackie settled to writing as a career as well as running a craft club and autobiography writing courses. So far she has published about 30 books and numerous magazine articles. These have ranged from computing to careers, narrowboating, writing and cookery.
Having advised students about self-publishing, she decided to try it herself. Her latest book: "Writing Non-Fiction that Sells" is now available as a Kindle ebook. It is based on her years of writing experience and offers practical exercises, examples and advice on everything from finding a first idea to approaching editors and websites.
She has a reasonable sized garden and so "Making the most of your Glorious Glut" was a natural result of growing too much to eat straight away. It includes all her favourite recipes and she enjoyed every minute writing and testing the recipes, which also improved her cookery skills tremendously.
"A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography" is based on the 5-week courses that she has been running, where she helps aspiring writers achieve the ultimate goal of finishing their work and producing something of long-lasting value to them and their families.
Find out more about Jackie at www.writeforaliving.co.uk