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AARP’s Great Jobs for Everyone 50+

"Whether you need help deciding what to do next, pursuing your dream encore career, or landing a job that will pay the bills, Kerry Hannon's Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ is the place to start."
—Jane Pauley, host of Your Life Calling on NBC's Today show

Whether you have been laid off, taken early retirement, need supplemental income, or want to pursue an encore career, AARP’s Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ (Wiley; 978-1-118-20368-2; September 2012; $18.95), by author Kerry Hannon, offers  the definitive guide to land a job in this competitive market and find personal and professional fulfillment.

Between 2010 and 2020, people 55 and older are projected to be the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. labor force, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. As the life expectancy of Americans continues to increase, older adults are healthier and more active than ever before.  Taking this into consideration, it’s really no wonder older workers are still pursuing work longer, even after the traditional retirement age of 65. But employers are often reluctant to hire these workers, no matter how qualified they are.    

In AARP’s Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, award-winning career transition and retirement expert, Kerry Hannon, a regularly featured expert and contributor to Forbes, USA Today and Money magazine, and the AARP Jobs Expert, brings us an informative guide on how to find profitable and rewarding jobs for those over 50.  The comprehensive book comes at a crucial time when the job market is depressed and people of all ages are struggling to find work.   

Hannon, who has a breadth of experience covering finance, careers, and people over 50, brings experienced workers sure-fire tips on where to find job opportunities and how to land the jobs they seek. Packed with best practices and strategies, the book is divided into two distinct sections, separating the material into 28 different chapters. Topics cover:

  • Great part-time jobs, seasonal jobs, health care, jobs, and jobs for retired teachers
  • Great jobs to ride the age wave
  • Strategies for 50+ job hunters, including resumes, social media, and interview techniques
  • Why part-time or contract work is worth it
  • Ways to conquer your fear of career change
  • Best places to find a job
  • And much more!