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Great Jobs for Everyone 50 +, Updated Edition: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy...and Pays the Bills


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Great Jobs for Everyone 50 +, Updated Edition: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy...and Pays the Bills

Kerry E. Hannon

ISBN: 978-1-119-36332-3 November 2017 416 Pages


You can find profitable, fulfilling work after 50!

Kerry Hannon's national bestseller, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, has become the job-hunting bible for people in their forties, fifties, and beyond. With her no-nonsense style, Hannon shows where the opportunities are and how to get them.

In this completely revised edition, Hannon offers twice as many jobs and brand-new material to market your skills in today’s job market, with expert tips on revamping a résumé, networking, interviewing like a pro, building a social media platform to stand out in the crowd, and much more. Whether you took early retirement, were laid off, are seeking a job that you will love, need supplemental income, or want to stay engaged and make a difference by giving back with your talents, Hannon’s book is an essential tool.

The truth is that many companies are looking for candidates with your experience, expertise, and maturity. The trick is finding those employers—and going into your search with a positive attitude and realistic expectations. This completely updated Great Jobs shows you how to avoid common job-seeking mistakes and helps you find your ideal employment in today’s landscape.

Acknowledgments ix

About the Author xiii

Introduction 1

Part I Great Jobs

Chapter 1 Great Part-Time Jobs 15

Chapter 2 Great Work-from-Home Jobs 67

Chapter 3 Great Nonprofit Jobs 89

Chapter 4 Great Healthcare Jobs 101

Chapter 5 Great Tech Jobs 117

Chapter 6 Great Jobs in Education 125

Chapter 7 Great Skilled Trade Jobs 137

Chapter 8 Great Jobs to Ride the Age Wave 149

Part II The Great Jobs Workshop

Chapter 9 How to Plan for Your Second Act 165

Chapter 10 Strategies for 50+ Job Hunters 177

Chapter 11 Adding New Skills 189

Chapter 12 Volunteer Your Way to a Job 197

Chapter 13 How to Prepare for Nonprofit Work 209

Chapter 14 Tips for a Great Resume and Cover Letter 217

Chapter 15 Job Hunting and Social Media 235

Chapter 16 Navigating the Job Search Boards 261

Chapter 17 Tapping Others for Help 277

Chapter 18 Great Job Interview Tips 299

Chapter 19 Special Job Circumstances 317

Chapter 20 Negotiating Pay 333

Chapter 21 Why Part-Time or Contract Work Is Worth It 343

Chapter 22 Be Your Own Boss 351

Afterword 371

Index 377