16 Oct 2017

Is the OE just for the young?

From Nine To Noon, 9:36 am on 16 October 2017

The kiwi tradition of the OE, where young people go off overseas to travel and work, is an accepted part of many New Zealanders CVs. But workers who go on an OE later in life may not be considered in such a favourable light. AUT School of Management Senior Lecturer, Barbara Myers, has just completed a piece of research on older women in their 50s and 60s, who've opted to take a career break and travel or work overseas, and the experience they've had upon returning home. She tells Kathryn many have struggled to find work, and employers need to change their attitudes.

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