You’ll find lots of useful links here to resources that will be useful in your search for the perfect over 55 job or home-based business. I will be adding to it regularly, so I recommend you bookmark it for future reference. Enjoy!
Job Search Sites For People Over 50
FlexJobs – www.flexjobs.com Flexjobs screens all the “work from home” job offers, eliminating the scams and junk to reveal the best “remote work options” from around the country. What’s left is a select list of leading, trusted companies that offer legitimate jobs. There are opportunities in almost all fields, including healthcare, technology, education, nonprofits, sales and marketing.
You might be surprised by some of the well-known names with jobs posted on the Flexjobs web site. A few of the 25,000 companies include: Xerox, United Health, Dell, Aetna, Humana, Apple, IBM, GE, Microsoft, Kaplan Education, Ecolab, Welcome Wagon, University of Maryland, Novartis, Cargill and the American Heart Association.
Of course, the thorough screening process at Flexjobs takes a lot of effort, which is why there is a modest fee – currently as low as $5 a month, to use their service.
Glassdoor – www.glassdoor.com With millions of job listings, this should be your first stop when looking for a job, whether in your area or in a new state or town. Glassdoor.com has a free interactive map that can help jobseekers find the states and towns with the best opportunities for their skills.
To use the map, just select a job category, then click on any state. A map shows the areas with those jobs, right down to the number of available jobs in each town.
For example, clicking on Oregon found 77,973 healthcare related jobs statewide. Click on Ashland, Oregon revealed 111 jobs, from dietary aides and CNAs to nurses and paramedics.
You can also search the selected town for all available jobs, regardless of category. Searching Ashland, Oregon again revealed 2,590 job openings, from truck drivers to physicians.
Want to know what it’s like to work for a particular company, large or small? You find confidential reviews at Glassdoor from current employees rating everything from benefits to career opportunities. Home Depot got a 3.2 rating out of a possible 5, while Town & Country Markets received an outstanding 5.0 rating, and praise from employees for a “supportive and friendly corporate culture.”
Job Applications – www.job-applications.com
This unique and useful web site is the first of it’s kind to provide users with printable job applications so you can apply directly to hundreds of employers. In addition, you can view hundreds of employee videos, who provide inside tips on what it’s like to work for their company and how to get a job with their company.
Retirement Jobs – www.retirement jobs.com This resource can help you find age-friendly employers in every state and in every job category. Employers are rated by how well they treat their over-50 employees. They offer a resume critique and a series of online workshops that teach you how to network, create a winning resume and more. Over one million job seekers have used this service.
Seniors4Hire – www.seniors4hire.org This is an online community for those over 50 and the companies that want to hire them. You can access free resume templates and samples and post your resume here at no charge.
Workforce50 – www.workforce50.com In addition to finding jobs for those over 50, this organization publishes a list of their favorite age-friendly employers in education, health care, government and insurance. If you’re thinking about a career change, you can research salaries and job availability in your nearest metropolitan area. They can also help you find the best online or classroom training for your new career.
Work Reimagined – www.workreimagined.aarp.org/#about Here’s a great resource if you need help making career choices, including a simple online program to define your goals and the steps you need to take to reach those goals. Another free program teaches you how to network to find the “hidden” jobs that are never advertised or posted on online job boards.
Simplyhired.com There are millions of available jobs here. To get started you just answer two questions: What do you want to do? and Where are you looking?
USAjobs.gov This is the federal government’s official job search site, and lists thousands of jobs, including jobs for those with disabilities, veterans and students. You’ll also find seasonal jobs, such as summer jobs at the national parks.
Coolworks.com This company’s slogan is “jobs in great places.” If you’ve ever wanted to get paid to work where others pay to vacation, this is the place to start your search. Coolworks helps job seekers find seasonal and summer jobs at resorts, guest ranches, camps and jobs on the water. How about a paid vacation in the Tetons, an Idaho lodge, an island in Maine, Yellowstone park, Nantucket or even Australia? As one happy worker said, ” My job is better than your vacation!”
Indeed.com Huge number of jobs in almost every imaginable category. Let’s do a search for summer tutors. For example, if you’re a retired teacher, how about a well-paid summer tutoring job helping K-6th kids for $25 to $50 an hour, or helping incoming freshmen in the summer START program at many universities?
Snagajob.com This online resource specializes in hourly jobs, and you can search by location, category, such as shift work, bilingual jobs, seasonal jobs, no experience jobs and jobs for vets.
Seniorjobbank.org This site provides a searchable job database for boomers and seniors. All you supply is the “what,” such as “nurse,” and “where,” your zip code to access thousands of local and regional jobs.
Jobsover50.com Here you’ll find a one-stop location to search job boards. You can also upload your resume at no charge for employers looking for specific skills.
Retiredbrains.com A great resource for boomers, retirees and people planning their retirement. Offers advice on work-at-home, employment assistance, identity theft and scams, resume writing help, volunteer jobs, and supplementing your military pension. They work with Snagajob to provide job seekers access to thousands of temporary and part-time jobs.
Poweroverlife.com Here you’ll find dozens of resources to help you make better financial decisions, including a free downloadable list of 330 ideas to increase your income.