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Working at 50+

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Value Experience

The Importance of Experience

Employers are rediscovering the far-reaching benefits of hiring older workers

The Value of Older Workers

The Value of Older Workers

Tens of millions of “retirement-age” employees are still on the job — and the economy is reaping the benefits

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Trailblazing CEO Mary Barra

The head of General Motors talks about women and boomers in the workforce

Find a Job

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Great Jobs for Workers 50+

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

Top Job Hunting Mistakes

8 Job Search Mistakes

Do’s and don’ts to help you find work through networking and social media

15 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

Liven Up Your LinkedIn Profile

Nine ways to improve your online visibility to potential employers




Small Business Saturday

For the fourth year in a row, AARP is an official supporter of Small Business Saturday, a national initiative to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods across the country. 

Shop local for all of your holiday shopping needs.  See which businesses in your area are participating!

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Staying Competitive

Love your job

How to Avoid Burnout

Not ready to retire? 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

Tap these five qualities of the HOVER approach to create the change you want

Career Change

Cheryel Lemley-McRoy

Called to Give Back

Spiritual and vocational work was the answer for these retirees who went through career change in retirement

life reimagined Genius

Find Work You'll Love

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

Nonprofit Second Careers

See how personal experiences gave four entrepreneurs the drive to reimagine their lives

Employer Pledge Program

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Employers Looking for You

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

Meet five innovators who are among a wave of older, digital entrepreneurs

crowdfunding your business

Is Crowdfunding Right For You?

Grassroots investing can help raise business capital, but be aware of some of the financial pitfalls

Starting a freelance business

Set Up a Freelance Business

Everything you need to know about legal, tax and contractual paperwork

Work-Focused AARP Programs & Resources

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AARP Foundation: Back to Work 50+

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


How to Get the Job You Want after 50 for Dummies

Getting the Job You Want

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

Uncover Your Calling

Use "Work Reimagined: Uncover Your Calling" to figure out what you're meant to do with your gifts and what best enables you to experience fulfillment in all phases of your life

Great Jobs for Everyone 50+

Get the latest how-to guide "Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy ... And Pays the Bills" to find profitable, fulfilling work after 50

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