If you're hunting for your next job but aren't sure where to turn for advice, support or job postings, this list of resources will help.
The Work channel provides information and education to help people age 50-plus find a job, tweak résumés, polish interviewing skills, negotiate a salary and benefits, explore a second career path, explore flexible work arrangements, consider self-employment, and more. It also features the SimplyHired job search tool, which lets you easily search by job title or company as well as location.
AARP Foundation's Back to Work 50+ program helps older workers find better jobs by assisting with job training, career counseling and networking. You can learn more about smart job-seeking strategies as well as gain the support of national and local job-assistance partners.
AARP's LifeReimagined offers a work program that includes tips on getting reinvigorated about your job, setting goals and becoming your own boss. You can take an online course that will help with your job search.
- Workforce50.com: For job seekers 50 and over; formerly called Senior Job Bank.
- Retired Brains: For older boomers, seniors and retirees.
- Seniors4Hire: For job seekers 50 and over.
- YourEncore: For older scientists, engineers and product developers.
- RetireeWorkforce.com: For retirees and mature workers.
- USA Jobs: Lets you browse federal government job openings.
- The Riley Guide: Career advice plus links to thousands of websites that offer job postings and resources.
- Job-Hunt.org: Links to a wide range of employment websites and career resources.
- Weddle's: Internet resources on job hunting and career management; includes online bookstore and biweekly newsletter.
- Quintessential Careers: Comprehensive site for job search and career advice. Use search page to find articles geared to 50+ workers, including changing careers, résumés, age bias and lots more.
- Wall Street Journal - Careers: The Wall Street Journal's executive career site. Find job postings, salary information, advice on managing your career and an online forum.
- Career One-Stop Centers: Centers provide employment assistance to job seekers in over 2,000 communities across the U.S., offering help with finding a job, planning your next career steps or change, locating training, and coping with job loss. To find one near you, call toll-free 877-US2-JOBS (877-872-5627).
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Provides information, one-on-one counseling and training at no charge to individuals who seek to start a business. SBA centers are located throughout the country and have libraries, special services for women entrepreneurs, and access to market research databases.
- Social Security Administration (SSA): Find details on the earnings limit and other benefits issues.
- Execu-Net: Find job opportunities and networking for executive jobs in the $100K employment market. Requires paid membership (30-, 90-, 180- and 360-day options).
- 40Plus: A volunteer organization devoted to helping its members find jobs. It offers a training course, job search counseling, résumé development, weekly peer support meetings and other resources, all supported by member fees.
- Five O'Clock Club: Career coaching and outplacement network for professionals, managers and executives. Offers a five-volume set of job search books and presentations by professional career counselors. Members can attend weekly meetings or join by teleconference and network with other members. Membership fees are based on number of sessions attended. Free articles are available on website.
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