Resources for Job Seekers

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Resources for Job Seekers, below are links to resources that are designed to help you with your job search.

Below you will find informative tips, articles, career advice and other information to assist job seekers, career changers and career advisor.

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Develop Your Strategy read | The Career Playbook Series: Boomers + Second Half Plays
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AARP provides a wealth of information on a variety of topics concerning the aging population, especially workforce and career issues. www.aarp.org

Ageless In America was developed by Carleen MacKay and Brad Taft, nationally recognized career management consultants and co-author of books, articles, newsletters and multi-media training materials. Widely known across the nation, on stage, in print and by America's smallest to largest firms and the maturing population themselves, Brad and Carleen inspire individuals and organizational leaders to understand and utilize the competitive advantages an experienced workforce offers the American workplace. www.agelessinamerica.com

Age Wave is a leading edge website for aging issues and information.
www.agewave.com

Encore Careers is a resource for people who want work that matters in the second half of life. It provides news, resources and connections for individuals and organizations establishing encore careers that combine personal meaning, financial security and social contribution.
www.encore.org

Gen Plus brings meaning, respect and resources to the plus generation, aged 50 and older. Also check out the Gen Plus Blog at: www.genplus.blogspot.com
www.genplususa.com

2 Young 2 Retire is the popular website of career alternatives for individuals seeking an active retirement
www.2young2retire.com

GeroBiz builds bridges between older workers and companies by helping organizations plan for an older workforce
www.gerobiz.com

Positive Aging provides information, products and services for those seeking to retire to something, not from something. An excellent resource for those looking for support to plan an active retirement.
www.positiveaginginc.com

Explore new career options based on the skills you’ve used in a past job. With mySkills myFuture you can compare careers, find training, and search for jobs.http://www.myskillsmyfuture.org/

Employment Options: Tips for Older Job Seekers
This brochure emphasizes the community resources for older adults that are available through the Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI programs.

Looking Good at the Interview
One of the ironies of looking for work is that you will find employers often post a list of desired skills, but make the hiring decision based on whether you are the right sort of person. The employee that they are hoping to hire will not only be able to do the target duties, but will also be flexible enough to be used in other areas, as needed.

Tips on How to let Your Employability Shine Through
Over the years, many employers have commented that they can train the right person in new skills for the job but that they cannot train some one to be the right person. Hiring Managers consistently demonstrate that they will take a chance on someone if they are impressed with a person’s positive attitude. So, how can you effectively demonstrate a winning positive attitude?

Develop your career strategy read : Plan B: For Boomers and Beyond