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Job Search Resources

These websites offer career advice, job search tools, resume help, articles and other helpful information for job seekers. Many are geared towards older workers; some are for all ages.

AARP's Work site
Advice on preparing your resume, interviewing, finding jobs and dealing with transitions.

America's Service Locator
Find a local one-stop career center in your city for a range of services including workforce centers, unemployment benefits, job training, education opportunities, and other workforce services. This is part of which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Articles on Job Searching
44 Resume Writing Tips
10 Tips on Preparing for a Job Interview
5 Essential Keys to Finding Work After Fifty
Tactics for Older Workers to Find a Job
Benefits of Hiring Seniors
Facts About Age Discrimination
A general job search site developed by Gannett Co., Inc., Knight Ridder and Tribune Company so it has access to many newspaper classified ads with a presence in over 200 local markets.
from The Wall Street Journal

Articles on a wide variety of career topics, plus a job search engine and a database where you can post your resume
Resources for people who want to use their talents to serve the community.
Classified ads including job postings by city.

Department of Labor Career Center
Links to job banks plus job search tips from the U.S. Department of Labor
A career site for the mature market with a job search database and information on career resources and tools and links to news stories and employment events across the United States.
Offers nationwide job searching, an education center, a list of resources, information on working from home and listings of job fairs nationwide. It is not specifically geared to mature adults. - environmental job opportunities
A subscription-based listing of 500+ outdoor and environmental job openings, with a collection of free listings in several categories that will give you an idea of the kinds of job leads they provide.
Helps seniors get the training they need to find good jobs in the community. Search for senior-friendly employers and Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) programs around the nation. offers printable job application forms for more than 1,000 companies. They also provide detailed information on the companies and videos of employees talking about their experiences getting hired and working for various companies.
One of the most widely used online job search sites. Resources include searching for jobs, posting resumes, career advice, message boards and research on companies. has self-assessment tools

Careers at 50+ focuses on older workers

Non-Profit Jobs
A service of the Non-Profit Times for people seeking employment in the non-profit sector.
Focuses on jobs in the hospitality, restaurant and retail industries. for mature job-seekers
Career advice through articles, tools, tips, samples, and tutorials, plus a job search engine by state and career or industry.
Connects retired adults with employers interested in hiring experienced people. Includes links and resources on non-profit organizations looking for volunteers. Provides tools to search for part-time, temporary or full-time employment, get advice on your resume and post your resume online.
A nationwide online career center for job seekers age 50+ and businesses that value older workers.

Senior Community Service Employment Program
Part of the U.S. Department of Labor, provides job training and placement for mature adults with limited financial resources.
Brings together employers searching for mature workers and older Americans looking for employment.
A non-profit providing training and employment opportunities for mature adults who will work to fill community needs. They have a Senior Aides program for placing low-income seniors in community service positions and an Environmental Employment Program.

Transition Assistance for Veterans
TAOnline is the largest single source of transition assistance information and tools for today's separating military.
Advice on choosing a career, finding a job, interview skills, self-employment, dealing with job loss, and workplace flexibility.

From the U.S. Department of Labor
Find information on any career field including nature of the job, working conditions, training, qualifications and job outlook. Jobs are grouped alphabetically and by category.

National employers that recruit
mature adults

Home Depot
CVS Pharmacy

Who has access to online resumes?

The Privacy Policy for each website should tell you who has access to resumes posted on their site. You can also check out the "employer" area of the site to see how easy it is to gain access to resumes. If resume access is free, or only a nominal fee is charged, find another job site.





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