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Barbara secured paid employment at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

PRIME Cymru helped Barbara write her first CV – at the age of 74 – which led to her securing paid employment at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

“I had never needed a CV for my previous jobs as they were all based on application forms plus I was in a sector that I had a lot of experience in. PRIME Cymru supported me by helping me to focus on what it was that I was actually trying to achieve, not just what I could do. Together we looked at my transferable skills like my experience of working with people and I succeeded in gaining this job which suits me perfectly.”

Barbara is a lively 75 year old, whose energy and enthusiasm would put many people a lot younger than her to shame. As she says: “age is just a number. The secret to having plenty of energy and vitality is to think that you CAN – and don’t let other people tell you otherwise. I learned to dive at 72 years old, which was a fabulous experience. We’ve all been encouraged to think life stops at retirement age but it’s simply not so”.

“I would recommend talking to PRIME Cymru to anyone as they help you look at your employment experience more objectively and broaden your scope of thinking. I had tunnel vision about my options before speaking to PRIME Cymru”.

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