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

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Whether someone has been laid off, taken early retirement, need supplemental income, or want to pursue an encore career, AARP’s Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ by author Kerry Hannon, offers the definitive guide to land a job in this competitive market and find personal and professional fulfillment.

If one has 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!

About the Author:
Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized authority on career transitions and retirement as well as a frequent TV and radio commentator. A prolific author and journalist, she has spent more than two decades covering all aspects of business and personal finance for the nation's leading media companies, including Forbes, Money, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today.

About Wiley:
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley’s core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals; encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. http://www.wiley.com.

About AARP:
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for Americans 50+ and the world's largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for the 50+ audience; AARP VIVA, a bilingual lifestyle multimedia platform addressing the interests and needs of Hispanic Americans; and national television and radio programming including My Generation and Inside E Street. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at http://www.aarp.org.

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