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The New Rules For Cover Letters

Here's what to say in an effective cover letter

Get Your Resume Ready for Your Job Search

Try the new AARP Resume Advisor

Great Second Careers

How they did it and you can too

How to Break into a Young Industry

Here's how to enter a youth-centric industry

Make Money Using Your Natural Talents

Have a niche in singing or mechanics? AARP expert Kerry Hannon shares job search secrets

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Part-Time Jobs

Share the Wealth

People over 50 are profiting from a boom in the sharing economy

Balance Your Career With a Fulfilling Side Gig

Follow these 5 rules for launching a business on the side

Part-Time Jobs for Workers 50+

Revamp career, work from home and use skills employers seek the most


AARP Foundation: Back to Work 50+

Take advantage of the program offerings of free job search guides, info sessions and more

Take These Tests to Find Your New Job

Feeling burned out with your job? Take these personality tests to see if a career change might be what you need.

Programs & Initiatives

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.

  • AARP Foundation SCSEP Program

    Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, this is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work.

  • 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.

  • Public Policy Institute: Future of Work

    A 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.


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

Refire Don't Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

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+

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

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