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Welcome to the New AARP Work & Jobs Site

Work matters. Wherever you are in your work life – looking for a new job, thinking about a second act, or wanting to learn a new skill – AARP Work & Jobs can be your ally.

As an experienced worker, you’ll find a wealth of resources that can help you navigate the workplace.

Take advantage of tools, expert insight and articles that can help you stay connected, competitive, and current.

 

Working at 50+

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Value Experience

The Value of Experience

Employers are rediscovering the value 50+ workers offer to an organization, like experience, reliability and a strong work ethic

The Value of Older Workers

The Value of Older Workers

Workers over 50 bring value, experience, work ethic, and professionalism to today's workforce as seen in movies such as The Intern

10 Great Jobs for Workers Over 50

You may already be qualified — although you might need a certificate to prove it

Find a Job

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Growing Job Fields

Job searching for full- or part-time work? See the job growth forecast between now and 2022

15 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

9 Ways to Liven Up Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn profiles are résumés to employers. Improve job search with these tips

 

Senior Director at Burson-Marsteller Patrick Kerley give social media advice to CEO Don Baer on Tuesday, January 28, 2015 at the company Washington, DC headquarters.

Avoid These Common Job Search Mistakes

Job search dos and don’ts to successfully search for a job through networking and social media

Live Webinar

AARP Virtual Career Fair

This Career Fair live virtual event for experienced workers will feature job search resources and AARP Employer Pledge Program organizations that value experience! It offers you a great way to recharge a job search, meet potential employers, get timely job search advice, and connect with other job seekers. And live chat with AARP Work/Jobs Expert Kerry Hannon.

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Staying Competitive

Love your job

Avoiding Burnout on the Job

Not ready to retire? Avoid workplace burnout and recharge your batteries to keep up the good work at your job

Theresa Siebert poses for a portrait in front of the Quest Diagnostics corporate headquarters in New Jersey

Forced Out and Fighting Back

Job and age discrimination creates a hostile work environment; some older workers are fighting back

Fall back in love with your job

Fall Back in Love With Your Job

Consider tapping the five qualities of the HOVER approach to create the change you want at your current job

Changing Careers

Beverly Robinson at her goat farm in Soperton, Georgia

Is it Time to Change Jobs?

Boomers consider career change rather than stay unhappy in a work situation or part-time job. Career expert shares employment advice

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The Tools to Find Work You'll Love

Work Reimagined provides a step-by-step guide to determining what your particular calling is.

Saving the World as a Second Career

See how personal experiences gave 4 entrepreneurs the drive to reimagine their lives, reinvent their careers, start nonprofits

Employer Pledge Program

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About the Program

A national effort to help employers solve their current and future staffing challenges and direct job seekers to employers that value and are hiring experienced workers

Ready to Start a Business?

Digital Entreprenuers Over 50

Technology Whiz Kids Over 50

Inspired ideas often come from older innovators

crowdfunding your business

Using Crowdfunding to Start Your Business

Grassroots investing helps many entrepreneurs raise capital for start-ups. Here’s what to know about some financial pitfalls

Starting a freelance business

How to Start a Freelance Business

A breakdown of key legal and regulatory processes, plus important "business-ready" documentation you'll need when starting a freelance business

Programs & Resources

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AARP Foundation: Back to Work 50+

AARP Foundation creates lasting opportunities struggling older adults deserve. Job search programs provide training and resources to help you get back on track and find a new job.

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Life Reimagined

Public Policy Institute

Future of Work

AARP Research

Business Case for 50+

Bookstore

How to Get the Job You Want after 50 for Dummies

Getting the Job You Want After 50 for Dummies

Coming back into the workforce or have been laid off? Getting the Job You Want After 50 for Dummies is your guide to finding rewarding employment

Refire Don't Retire

Read Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz's "Refire" for a humorous and practical guide on how to lead a fulfilling second half of life

Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy ... And Pays the Bills

Get the latest how-to guide to finding profitable, fulfilling work after 50

Programs & Initiatives

Life Reimagined

This is a vision, a methodology, and a community that helps people rediscover what truly matters and focus on what they really want to do.

  • Future of Work

    A Public Policy Institute multiyear initiative to examine the new work reality, discuss how workers can adapt to the challenges of today and be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow.

  • Business Case for Workers 50+

    This 2015 study reveals that experienced workers provide value to employers through high engagement, lower turnover, strong work ethic and professionalism.

  • Employer Pledge Program

    A national effort to connect job seekers to employers that value and are hiring experienced workers to help companies solve their current and future staffing challenges.


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