AARP Seeks To Help More Than The Retired

Talking to employee

Talking to employee

The American Association of Retired Persons has launched a new service to help people with work issues, which may seem weird since “retired” kind of implies that’s all in the rearview mirror.
But for many people are approaching, have arrived at or are past retirement age, no longer working may not be an option, whether it’s for financial reasons or a need to continue to keep busy.
“Work matters,” according to http://www.aarp.org/work/. “Wherever you are in your work life – looking for a new job, negotiating a job offer, thinking about a second act, or wanting to learn a new skill – AARP Work & Jobs can be your ally. With AARP Work & Jobs, you’ll find a wealth of resources at your fingertips that can help you take control and plan a winning strategy for what comes next in your work life. The site has been especially created for experienced workers to help you navigate the workplace.”
One recent article, written by Kerry Hannon, was titled “8 Common Mistakes Older Job Seekers Make,” and it was highly informative.
“If you are job hunting in your 50s, and some of these ‘don’ts’ describe you, here’s what to do,” according to the story.

  • Keep busy. Employers look for self-starters. Remain active by consulting or blogging in your field, so you can raise your profile.
  • Using Dated Email Accounts
  • Missing a Digital Presence
  • Lacking Salary Flexibility
  • Overlooking Contacts
  • Overdoing Your Résumé. Limit yours to two pages. Recruiters will scan it in 20 or 30 seconds
  • Ruling Out Jobs. Don’t overthink the job description. Treat a job posting as an ideal.
  • Waiting for the Perfect Job. Don’t pass on a job because you don’t think it’s an ideal fit. It might be.
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