Find Profitable, Fulfilling Work After 50
"Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ by AARP columnist Kerry Hannon is a must read for anyone mulling what kind of work will work for you in the next phase of your life."
The Wall Street Journal
"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, anchor, CBS Sunday Morning
"In this invaluable book, Kerry Hannon our most gifted guide to making the most of work in the second half of life shows how we can create genuine virtue out of working longer, and she does so in a way that is consistently engaging, packed with compelling stories, and leavened by wise and pragmatic counsel. For all those in search of means and meaning, the book is destined to become the definitive volume on jobs after 50."
Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, and dubbed "the voice of aging baby boomers" by The New York Times
"Kerry Hannon has written an incredibly useful, smart book for the 50+ job–seeker. It′s full of terrific new career ideas tailored for older workers in a wide array of life situations, and offers very specific job–hunting advice right down to the correct font to use on a resume. Kerry′s friendly, supportive voice and personal anecdotes make this book a pleasure to read."
Mark Miller, Reuters retirement columnist and author of Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation
"Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ should be required reading for everyone turning 49 . . . 59 . . . and 69. It provides a perfect combination of up–to–the–minute resources and tried–and–true principles. I talk to hundreds of people each year about their next job, and this book is at the top of my recommended reading list."
Betsy Werley, Director, Network Expansion at Encore.org
"If you′re feeling lost or you′ve given up on your job search, Kerry′s new book is required reading. It will help you gain confidence in yourself, while showing you different job opportunities and how to get them so that you can bounce back."
Dan Schawbel, The New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself and Me 2.0 and Founder of Millennial Branding
About the Author xiii
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
Kerry Hannon (Kerryhannon.com) is a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator, AARP′s Jobs Expert, and a columnist for The New York Times, PBS Next Avenue, Forbes, and MONEY. She is the author of a dozen books, including AARP′s Getting the Job You Want After 50 For Dummies, Love Your Job, and the award–winning What′s Next? Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond.