A very good article with lots of good advice for older candidates such as myself. I´m based in Spain which for the last 7 years has had very high unemployment and have been out of work for many years. There is very little demand for qualified accountants such as myself with years of overseas experience or fluency in a foreign language. Next year, I´ll return to the U.K. after my 65 th. birthday and try to get work, just an ordinary accounting job. The economic crisis in Spain has destroyed the lives of many people.