How to Find a Job After 50: From Part-Time to Full-Time, from Career Moves to New Careers

How to Find a Job After 50: From Part-Time to Full-Time, from Career Moves to New Careers

Betsy Cummings

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 0446695394

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

From an award-winning business journalist comes a one-of-a-kind, practical guide that shows older workers how to compete and land that perfect job.

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around for something else. It seems like common sense, but plenty of people near retirement, eager to get out of their daily grind, get caught up in the excitement of new opportunities, environments, and the ability to leave their old job behind and chuck it all before they should. Instead, explore options while you’re still employed—negotiate a reduction in hours or responsibilities if that’s what it takes—like opening your own business, switching careers, finding a similar job within a

tour of forty-two cities in the United States and Europe each year, in addition to the creation of ProSculpt, a new form of clay used by many of his peers within the industry. Today Johnston’s business pulls in four million dollars a year; he’s been featured on PBS specials and within the pages of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Johnston found a hidden talent and exploited it to launch a thriving business, by creatively adding lectures, products, and services that he knew the market needed. Not

manage. A body shortage is another matter entirely. According to Taylor, “Corporations know how to recruit around skills, such as nursing, but when they start having body shortages, corporations are not prepared to manage through that.” The answer could largely lie with retaining or recruiting employees in their career twilight years. Firms that don’t might see disastrous results. “We’re going to see a trend where companies go out of business because they don’t know how to recruit and retain

with the older-worker job search. Google the terms “jobs” and “older worker” and hundreds of thousands of responses pop up. The information on these sites can be invaluable. Eric Summers, founder and director of the Senior Job Bank, tells the story of a retired printer who was so despondent over his lack of job options that he became suicidal. “He posted a résumé on and within a day got the right job around the corner from him,” Summers says. “His children sent me five hundred

than expected: Volkswagen of America Inc. offers an elder care flexible spending program that allows employees to allocate five thousand in pretax earnings into an account. St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia, provides free breast cancer, skin cancer, and cervical exams to female employees and free annual checkups to all staff. SSM Health Care in St. Louis, Missouri, allows employees to work part time while collecting full retirement benefits. Intel has established a

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