Question: What assets can you acclaim to advice earlier job seekers? I’m 60 and accept been out of assignment for about a year now and charge some help. — Seeking Employment
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Answer: While the U.S. job bazaar has bigger badly during the accomplished few years, challenges still abide for abounding earlier workers. There are job adeptness centers and a advanced array of online accoutrement created accurately for earlier job seekers. Here’s breadth you can acquisition help:
Depending on breadth you live, there are career account centers throughout the U.S. that can advice you acquisition a job. One of the best is the American Job Centermost (AJC), which has about 2,500 centers nationwide. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, AJCs are free-to-use adeptness centers that can advice you analyze your career options, chase for jobs, acquisition training, address a resume, adapt for an account and abundant more. To acquisition a centermost abreast you, alarm 877-872-5627 or go to CareerOne Stop.org. The armpit lists several canton One Stop career centers in southern New Jersey, including in Pleasantville (609-813-3900), Wildwood (609-729-0997), at Cumberland Canton Academy in Vineland (856-238-6718) and in Toms River (732-286-5616).
Some added acceptable programs for earlier workers accommodate the Chief Association Account Employment Affairs (SCSEP) and AARP’s Back To Assignment 50 program.
The SCSEP — sponsored by the Department of Labor — helps abode income-eligible workers over age 55 in part-time, acting association account positions breadth they can apprentice job skills. To apprentice added or locate a affairs in your area, appointment DOLETA.gov/seniors or alarm 877-872-5627.
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AARP’s Back To Assignment 50 affairs offers workshops in 19 locations throughout the U.S. that accommodate career counseling, job apprenticeship and abilities development for 50-plus job seekers. If you can’t appear a workshop, they additionally action an accomplished adviser alleged “7 Smart Strategies for 50 Jobseekers.” To get a chargeless copy, or see if there’s a branch in your area, alarm 855-850-2525.
If none of the aloft programs is accessible in your area, analysis with your bounded accessible library or adjacent association academy to see if they accommodate career services.
Job chase sites
There are additionally a cardinal of online job chase sites that can advice you affix with companies that are attractive for mature, accomplished workers.
Some acceptable sites for 50-and-older job seekers include:
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• WhatsNext.com, which offers a job chase armpit and has online appraisal tools, calculators, career guides and career coaches to advice you;
• RetiredBrains.com, which provides advice on award acting or melancholia jobs, as able-bodied as starting your own business, alive from home, autograph your resume, award full-time assignment and continuing your education;
• RetirementJobs.com, which lets you column your resume and chase for full-time or part-time jobs online; and
• Workforce50.com, which has job chase functions and a account of admired age-friendly administration by industry. It additionally gives you the adeptness to assurance up for job alerts.
Work at home
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If you’re absorbed in alive at home, there are abounding opportunities depending on your skills, but beware of work-at-home scams that action big paydays after abundant effort.
Some accepted work-at-home jobs accommodate sales and marketing, chump service, teaching and tutoring, autograph and editing, web development and design, consulting, interpreting and medical coding.
To acquisition these types of jobs, a acceptable abode to alpha is FlexJobs.com, which filters out the job scams and lists bags of accepted work-at-home jobs in dozens of categories. You can accretion admission to their listings for $15 for one month, $30 for three months or $50 for a year.
Start a business
If you’re absorbed in starting a baby business but could use some advice accepting started, the U.S. Baby Business Administration offers tips, accoutrement and chargeless online courses that you can admission at SBA.gov.
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