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Finding a Job After Age 50

Finding yourself out of a job at 50 years old can be scary.  Figuring out what steps to take first is not always easy.  Before the internet, the best option to find a job was through printed classified ads. The internet has caused an explosion of information for jobseekers.  We'll help you navigate through all of this information to create a job search plan that will help you to hit the ground running and find that new job.

AARP Foundation combined advice from job search experts, employers and successful 50+ jobseekers to create, 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers, a guide filled with valuable information about the job search process.  This popular guide offers a strategic approach to understanding how employers look for job candidates.  We’ve taken excerpts from the proven to be effective strategies from 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers and we’re sharing them with you.

We’ll show you how to make a great job search plan, create the tools that will increase your visibility and connect with people and organizations that can help you gain skills and find a job.  Below are a few strategies to get your job search started.

 

Target
Local Hot Jobs

Every job search needs a target. Targeting specific jobs in your area with specific employers that match yours skills and interests allows you to use your time more wisely.

Get New Work
Experience and Skills

Connection with organizations that can help you find your next job and get new work experience and training.

Create Your Personal
Marketing Tools

Don't be a hidden jobseeker. Become more visible by creating a personal marketing plan that can get you noticed.

 

Take Time to
Focus on Yourself

When you aren't working, you don't always maintain your physical, mental, and professional edge. Use these tips to help you stay focused positive all the way through the job search.

 

Learn more: To get a free copy of our Job Search Guide and to find out if there is a local site near you, dial toll free 1-855-850-2525 and select option 2.

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Call BACK TO WORK 50+ to get your free copy of our Job Search Guide and to find out if there is a local site near you.  Dial toll free 1-855-850-2525 (select option 2)

BACK TO WORK 50+
COMMUNITY LOCATIONS

AARP Foundation is developing partnerships with national and local organizations to expand the reach of the BACK TO WORK 50+ initiative.

 

AARP Foundation Impact System
Partner Login

BACK TO WORK 50+ Partners, please login to access the AARP Foundation Impact System.

 

AARP Foundation
Resource Navigator

Foundation staff and program volunteers, use the link to access the Resource Navigator.

 

Connect with the
Foundation

Email:

foundation@aarp.org

 

Toll-free Nationwide:

888-OUR-AARP

(888-687-2277)

 

Toll-free TTY:

877-434-7598

 

AARP Foundation Tax ID

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