Synopses & Reviews
Find Profitable, Fulfilling Work After 50
"Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy . . . and Pays the Bills 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, host of Your Life Calling on NBC's Today show
"Curiously, there aren't many good books targeted at this crowd, but a strong one has just been published, written by the award-winning journalist Kerry Hannon. It's called AARP Great Jobs for Everyone 50+."
"In this invaluable book, Kerry Hannonour most gifted guide to making the most of work in the second half of lifeshows 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 adviceright 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 The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security
"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 #1 on my recommended reading list."
Betsy Werley, Executive Director of The Transition Network
“It's not enough anymore to know what you want to be when you grow up. You also need to think about what you want to do next, and after that, and then during retirement, too. Fortunately, a thick brainstorm of a book by Kerry Hannon, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, can help job-seeking baby boomers -- and those right on their heels -- find work that, as the subtitle puts it, keeps them happy, healthy and able to pay the bills…. It's a lot of ground to cover, but Hannon's practical, empowering book is an all-encompassing career resource for older workers in a variety of life situations.”—USA Today
A 2010 study from the RAND Corporation shows that a sizeable portion of the U.S. population first retires and then "unretires," an act researchers find is primarily by design and not the result of unexpected circumstances. In other words, many may be using the cover of retirement, followed by unretirement as a kind of defacto gap period. And these interludes are not exclusive to the United States. In Britain, for example, there are an estimated 200,000 "grey gapers" taking a career break, according to one report. In this book, the author shows older workers where the opportunities are and the best ways to land a great a job today.
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.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Part One: Great Jobs
Chapter 1: Great Part-Time Jobs
Chapter 2: Great Seasonal Jobs
Chapter 3: Great Holiday Jobs
Chapter 4: Great Jobs for Snowbirds
Chapter 5: Great Work-At-Home Jobs
Chapter 6: Great Jobs for Retired Teachers
Chapter 7: Great Nonprofit Jobs
Chapter 8: Great Healthcare Jobs
Chapter 9: Great Night Jobs
Chapter 10: Great Jobs to Ride the Age Wave
Part Two: The Great Jobs Workshop
Chapter 11: How to Plan for a Second Career
Chapter 12: Too Old For the Job? Strategies for 50+ Job Hunters
Chapter 13: Tips for a Great Resume
Chapter 14: Job-Hunting on the Web
Chapter 15: White Gloves, Party Manners, and Job Interview Tips
Chapter 16: Why Part-Time or Contract Work is Worth It
Chapter 17: How to Prepare for Non-Profit Work
Chapter 18: Volunteer Your Way to a Job
Chapter 19: Be Your Own Boss-Strategies for Starting Your Own Business
Chapter 20: How to Find a Mentor
Chapter 21: The Best Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed
Chapter 22: Paying for Your Career Shift Education
Chapter 23: How to Write Off Your Job Hunt
Chapter 24: Healthcare Options for the Self-Employed
Chapter 25: Financial Fitness: Get Out of Debt
Chapter 26: Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Career Change
Chapter 27: Best Places to Find a Job in Retirement
Chapter 28: Couples and Career Harmony in Retirement
Helpful Job-Hunting Web Sites for 50+ Workers
Ideas for Further Reading
About the Author