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

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

By: Kerry Hannon (author)Paperback

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The how-to guide to finding profitable, fulfilling work after 50 Aimed at workers aged 50+ looking for a new job whether they have been laid off or taken early retirement, need supplemental income, or want to pursue an encore career Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ is the definitive guide to finding lasting financial security and personal and professional fulfillment. Opportunities abound the trick is knowing where to look and what to expect. Whether readers are interested in trying jobs they've long dreamed of doing, or just want something with flexible hours that brings in a little extra income, this book covers all the options. As Americans live longer and healthier lives, the desire to work longer for the income, the mental engagement, or the chance to give back has grown. But there is little guidance for the 50+ crowd looking for work and few role models who've blazed a path. In Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, author and personal finance, retirement, and career transitions expert Kerry Hannon shows the way, with compelling stories from people who've been there. Presenting the nitty-gritty details of available job opportunities, wages to expect, typical hours, and the qualifications and savvy needed to get hired, the book is loaded with practical advice on how to prepare both professionally and financially to start out on a new adventure. * Shows where the best opportunities for new employment lie * Helps readers find profitable and rewarding jobs to save for retirement * Understands that different workers want different things from their jobs and shows how to cast a wide net to find an opportunity that fits * Provides incredible insights into working after 50 from Kerry Hannon, a nationally renowned expert in personal finance, retirement, and career transitions Motivational, inspirational, and thoroughly practical, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ explains how to find part-time, temporary, work-at-home, or seasonal employment in profitable, rewarding jobs.

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KERRY HANNON is a nationally recognized authority on career transitions and retirement as well as a frequent TV and radio commentator. A prolific author, 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.


Introduction xi Part I Great Jobs Chapter 1 Great Part-Time Jobs 3 Chapter 2 Great Seasonal Jobs 21 Chapter 3 Great Holiday Jobs 35 Chapter 4 Great Snowbird Jobs 49 Chapter 5 Great Work-at-Home Jobs 61 Chapter 6 Great Jobs for Retired Teachers 81 Chapter 7 Great Nonprofit Jobs 91 Chapter 8 Great Health Care Jobs 99 Chapter 9 Great Night Jobs 111 Chapter 10 Great Jobs to Ride the Age Wave 119 Part II The Great Jobs Workshop Chapter 11 How to Plan for a Second Career 133 Chapter 12 Strategies for 50+ Job Hunters 145 Chapter 13 Tips for a Great Resume 161 Chapter 14 Job Hunting and Social Media 165 Chapter 15 Great Job Interview Tips 173 Chapter 16 Why Part-Time or Contract Work is Worth It 181 Chapter 17 How to Prepare for Nonprofit Work 187 Chapter 18 Volunteer Your Way to a Job 195 Chapter 19 Be Your Own Boss 203 Chapter 20 How to Find a Mentor 219 Chapter 21 The Best Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed 227 Chapter 22 Paying for Your Career Shift Education 233 Chapter 23 How to Write Off Your Job Hunt 239 Chapter 24 Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Career Change 245 Chapter 25 Best Places to Find a Job 251 Chapter 26 Couples and Career Harmony 259 Afterword 265 Helpful Web Sites for 50+ Workers 267 Ideas for Further Reading 273 Acknowledgments 277 About the Author 281 Index 283

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781118203682
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781118203682
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 1118203682

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