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CAREER RESOURCES FOR BABY BOOMERS & SENIORS

  • Experience Corps -- a volunteering site that’s helps connect people 55 and older with a child in need of guidance, and partner with classroom teachers to create better learning communities. Currently in 20 U.S. cities and it is no cost to job-seekers. 

  • Experience Works! -- a nationwide staffing service dedicated to providing temporary and permanent employment opportunities to the senior community, they focus on experience and not the age of the potential employee. 

  • jobs4.0 -- a job board focused on job opportunities for candidates 40 and older, working only with employers who value experienced workers and claiming that all job postings on the site are legitimate. Job-seekers can search jobs (by location, job category, and keyword). No cost to job-seekers. 

  • RebootYou.com – as humans we are constantly changing our mind, ReboutYou.com is focuses on helping an individual who has decided to change their careers.  (The name refers to when you restart your computer.) You'll find articles, tools, stories, and other resources related to finding a new career after ending your current career. No cost to job-seekers. 

  • RetiredBrains.com – this site appeals to the older job-seekers, including those retired or about to retire, they can search job listings for part-time, temporary, and full-time positions (by keywords, industry, and location), post your resume, and register for an e-mail job-search agent. Also includes career resources specifically for older workers. Free to job-seekers. 

  • Retired Worker International -- a job site for U.S. and Canadian job-seekers who have retired, but are now actively seeking work on a part-time, temporary, or casual basis, where you can search or browse job listings, as well as post a skills summary (no resume required), and you will automatically be notified when your skills match a new job listing. Free to job-seekers. 

  • Retirement Jobs – Their motto is “beat age bias”, Retirement Jobs is a job board for job-seekers older than 50, job-seekers can search job postings (by keyword, location), post your resume, register for job alerts, and find career and job-search advice. No cost to job-seekers for basic services; fee-based premium membership also available, premium membership gives access to seminars and other special content.

  • SecondAct -- a site tailored to the needs and interests of readers above age 40, with a mission to provide the inspiration, information, and hands-on know-how you'll need to get the most out of life in the years leading up to and following retirement. They can also aid you on creating your best resume. 

  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) – SCSEP is a part-time employment program for low-income individual age 55 or over. Program participants work at community and government agencies and are paid the Federal or State minimum wage, whichever is higher.

  • Senior Job Bank -- a job site for job-seekers aged 50+ where you can search for full-time, part-time, temporary, and volunteer jobs (by job category, industry, location), as well as post multiple resumes and register for a job-search agent. Free to job-seekers. 

  • Senior Service America – Senior Service America is another website that offers the SCSEP , an employment and training program that uses community service to update enrollee's skills so that you may rejoin a competitive workforce -- currently operating in 27 states and the District of Columbia. Job-seekers must be 55 years of age or older. Other resources include job clubs that assist in networking, preparing resumes, and polishing interviewing techniques. Free to job-seekers. 

  • Seniors4Hire – Seniors4hire offers a free membership to job seekers 50 and older, with the membership you will be able to search job listings, post your resume, register for email job alerts, use a jobs-wanted tool, and find useful resources for mature workers.

  • AARP Work Information Network – this website offers a great collection of resources for older workers who are job-hunting, changing careers, or simply thinking about starting your own business. Also check out their 

  • AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50

  • FortyPlus – started back in 1939 based out of California but it is spreading nationwide, FortyPlus provides a program helping those 40 years old and older and recently had a job lost. The program provides the proper skills needed for these individual to get back into the job searching field. 

  • BoomersNextStep.com -- this site is full of useful and up-to-date information for the Baby Boomer generation, featuring articles like "Boomer Employment -- Deciding on a Second Career" and "Career Change -- How Old is Too Old?" With sections on job news, careers and lifestyles, there is plenty of material perfectly suited for workers ready to plan for their next stage in life.   

  • Workforce50.com -- The slogan "No Pastures Here" pretty much says it all. Workforce50.com's career site caters to mature workers searching for employment, making a transition, or approaching retirement.  Its full service job board features job posting by employers specifically interested in staffing from the 50+ workforce. 

  • ExecuNet.com -- An excellent site for executive-level professionals, ExecuNet focuses on connecting executives to new jobs and executive search opportunities. Note that this site's job search function is exclusively for executives and senior-level managers who command $100,000+ salaries, but there is plenty of useful and free content available on the site for those who don't quite meet those criteria (yet).  

  • YourEncore.com -- YourEncore is a niche site for retired and veteran scientists and engineers.  Professionals accepted by YourEncore become "Experts" who are then matched with clients who need experienced innovators to further their projects. Enrolled Experts are free to accept only those projects that match their interest and experience.  To enroll as an Expert, visit the site and prepare a profile for YourEncore's review.

  • SeniorJobBank.org -- SeniorJobBank has been around for more than a decade, and their main goal has always been to connect employers with experience older job seekers. Whether you are looking to change occupation, or change in scenery, this website have the tools to help you make a smooth transition.

  • EmploymentGuide --.EmploymentGuide is supported by companies like: UPS, Xerox, Verizon, AT&T, and many more. With hundreds of jobs posting, and many more added daily, EmploymentGuide have many jobs that will appeal to all the baby boomers job seekers, it is also packed with a collection of career articles and resources, and listings of local job fairs across the country. No cost to job-seekers. 

  • ExecSearches.com -- ExecSearch is focused specifically on the nonprofit, government, education, and health sectors. ExecSearch is used by both large and small nonprofits to fill executive, mid-level and fundraising positions. The site also provides helpful articles for nonprofit candidates, including those new to the nonprofit industry.

  • RetireeWorkForce.com -- RetireeWorkForce focuses on providing unique part-time, flexible, seasonal and full-time positions not found on other job search sites. Retiree WorkForce has its own University, offering over 130 courses!  

 

  

 

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