Job search websites can be a useful tool if you find yourself in a position where you have to look for work. There are many job search websites that are geared to those of us over 50.
Indeed.com and Monster.com and many other more specialized job search websites like Dice.com can be extremely useful, but for those of over 50 searching for that next opportunity, there are a few other sites that are less known, but better geared to our needs, experience and age bracket.
If your network does not have any good leads, you can always
check out job search websites for opportunities.
The following job search sites can help you do just that. They help match employers who are specifically seeking older workers with older potential employees who are actively seeking work.
AARP whose stated mission is "to empower people to choose how they live as they age."
Offers it's members a wealth of information and in particular a job board that is geared to us over 50 seeking employment -- as well as other career tools and resources.
See below for more detail about these great sites.
For the 50+ workforce, Workforce50.com has jobs and information to help navigate your job search or a search for a new direction. Search jobs by location or with one of our favorite employers.
Employers post directly to their exclusive job board to reach our older and experienced audience. Be sure to checkout their listings.
For more than a decade now, SeniorJobBank.org has been committed to bringing together employers with qualified older job seekers. We have built an audience of seasoned or experienced workers on the Web that is second to none.
Be sure to check them out. They have been highlighted in many publications over the years such as Forbes, The Saturday Evening Post, and BusinessWeek, as well as other notable web sites such as Job-Hunt.org, About.com and CNN.com.
Since 2003 Seniors4Hire.org has become one of the top career centers for businesses that value a diverse demographic to actively find experienced workers 50 and older in the United States from all walks of life.
They are advocates for seniors seeking jobs or other ways to earn a living. They work very hard to persuade businesses to overcome any vestiges of age discrimination. They also provide content that prepares it's members to compete with confidence in the recruitment marketplace.
Every state in the U.S., and many local government agencies, have employment resource offices staffed with knowledgeable people where their only job is to help you find employment. They help those out of work, including offering job hunting assistance, access to job search websites, skills training and job counseling.
If you are a Vet, your local Veterans Administration office may also be helpful and offer support as well.
Try one of these resources for even more assistance:
This site's success will hinge on me helping you solve problems. For those of us over 50, we face more challenges than others younger than us when competing for jobs and getting doors to open.
I invite you all to share your stories of challenge and successes. We all can learn from those who have faced the same challenges. The idea here is to help and be helped - so please add your comment or insight!
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