Find Your Second Act: Jobs for 40+ Crowd
Job Boards and Career Resources
Here are some of the best sites for navigating a midlife career change.
Cool Works. Geared to the "older and bolder," this site lists jobs in national parks and far-away places.
Dice.com. Jobs for technology professionals.
Encore.org. The website for Civic Ventures in San Francisco, Encore.org offers resources and job feeds for people who want to find meaningful work in the second half of life.
ExecSearches. This job board focuses on government, nonprofit, education and health openings.
ExperienceWorks. National charitable organization helps older, lower-income adults get training to find jobs in their communities. Site includes job listings.
Jobs4.0. This site caters to job hunters over 40.
LinkedIn Jobs. Search for jobs and find contacts at prospective employers at this popular social networking site.
Primecb. This site is a division of CareerBuilder.com geared toward experienced workers.
RetiredBrains.com. The name says it all. Site includes job listings are searchable by state or industry
RetirementJobs.com. Site is geared toward 50+ job seekers.
RetireeWorkForce. Career site focuses on providing unique part-time, flexible, seasonal and full-time positions.
Senior Environmental Employment Program. Grant-based program places retired or unemployed people 55+ to work in Environmental Protection Agency clerical, technical and professional positions.
Seniors4Hire. Registration-based online career center where over 50 job seekers can post resumes or positions wanted and scan available openings.
Senior Service America. Non-profit agency runs federally funded programs that put people 55+ into temporary or full-time jobs with local, state and federal government agencies, including the Senior Community Service Employment Program, Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services Program, and Senior Environmental Employment Program (see above).
SeniorJobBank. The average age of visitors using this job site is 57.
SimplyHired 50+. Online job board has special search tool to pull up only listings for "50+ friendly" companies.
WorkForce50. This job site's slogan is "No Pastures Here."
WiserWorker. Browse searchable job postings by state.
YourEncore. Niche site for retired and veteran scientists and engineers. Professionals accepted by YourEncore become "experts" who are matched with clients.
Change.org. Search for jobs with nonprofit organizations; there's a specific section for experienced workers called "Sector Switchers."
BridgeStar.org. Search for openings at nonprofits.
Idealist. This site, a project of Action Without Borders, lists job, internship and volunteer opportunities.
PeaceCorps.gov. Find a Peace Corps assignment overseas in areas such as education, health, business, and information and communication technology.
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AARP Work. Jobs section of AARP's website includes info on job hunting, employee rights, working after retirement, self employment and more.
ENRGE.us. The Employment Network for Retired Government Experts (ENRGE) site allows retired government employees (and government employees within 12 months of retirement) to post resumes and business interests.
RebootYou. This Blog focuses on the concept of "rebooting" your life in preparation for the next stage.
The Riley Guide. The "Resources for Women, Minorities and Other Audiences" page on this job-search resource center includes a 50+ Workplace section that lists job boards and other resources for mid-life jobseekers.
Sloan Center on Aging and Work. Boston College-based think tank conducts original research and maintains an extensive library on age-related subjects.
What's Next. Chicago-based publisher specializes in books, blogs and other materials aimed at baby boomers.
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