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If you’re looking for a job, you may already know about the popular employment websites such as Indeed, Monster, and ZipRecruiter. But in addition to those options for all age groups, there are several websites designed specifically to help people age 50 and older find positions.
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By posting their job openings on these websites, employers make it clear that they are open to hiring experienced workers. Some of these sites also offer articles and tip sheets on subjects such as how to prepare for — and find — work-from-home jobs or how to get additional job training.
If you’re an experienced worker, the following nine websites (listed alphabetically) can help you find a position that fits your abilities and meets your needs.
1. AARP Job Board
In addition to connecting you with thousands of job opportunities across the nation, the AARP Job Board offers several features that can assist you in finding your best job match. For example, the Veterans Wanted job filter can help you find companies that value the specific skills that former members of the military can bring to the civilian workplace. The Employer Pledge Company filter can help you identify jobs with companies that have signed an agreement to take steps to make sure their staffs are age-diverse.
The Part-Time Work Connector also is notable. This filter helps experienced professional workers find contract work, freelance assignments and other flexible employment opportunities.
Cost: Ranges from $9.95 per week to $69.95 per year
While this website isn’t exclusively for older adults, it does focus on job openings that allow for flexible schedules and remote work, two qualities that are very popular among older job seekers. However, you do have to subscribe to the service to see the full details of job postings.
Its Jobs for Retirees section, which is free, offers timely, helpful articles about subjects such as how to fight ageism in your job search and tips for starting a new career at 50.
This nonprofit organization — National Experienced Workforce Solutions, which got its start through AARP — specializes in helping people age 55 and older find contract positions with government agencies nationwide.