Job Search Sites Just for Those Age 50+

Use these sites to find employers who value experienced workers.

When you're over 50 and looking for work, it can feel as if you never even get a chance. Age bias can be a factor, but you don't have to let it deter you. Although some employers may look for young, less mature hires, the truth is older workers have lot to offer, and many smart organizations realize that.

The key is finding the companies and positions that are looking for mature, experienced workers. The job search sites below are more than just job search sites. They help match employers who are specifically seeking older workers with older workers seeking work. On several of the sites you'll also fine inspiring stories of success, as well as a wealth of resources and ideas on how to start something new.

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WhatsNext.com

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This search site will help you with a career change. Hero Images

The What's Next job search site has online assessment tools, calculators, career guides, books, lots of articles filled with expert content, and career coaches - all available to help you figure out how to create the life you want. The site is geared toward older workers, has numerous online assessment tools you can use, and even has a Dream Blogs section where you can read real-life stories of career changes that are in progress.
 

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RetiredBrains.com

Keep your brain young
This site will give you great ideas about a career change when you are 55+. ANDRZEJ WOJCICKI

RetiredBrains is a job resource site built by retired brains for retired brains. It has an impressive amount of quality information on finding temporary or seasonal jobs, starting your own business, working from home, writing your resume, finding full-time work, continuing education… and all the information is geared for the 55+ audience.
 

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RetirementJobs.com

Older workers need jobs too!
Find jobs specifically for people over 50. Musketeer

This is a job search site of over 1 million members where you can post resumes and search for full-time or part-time jobs online. Here’s what they have to say, “Here at RetirementJobs.com, our goal is to identify companies most-suited to older workers and match them with active, productive, conscientious, mature adults seeking a job or project that matches their lifestyle.” This site is geared toward helping you beat the "age bias".

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Workforce50.com

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Find employers who are actively hiring workers over the age of 50. vm

Workforce50.com has both content, job search functions and a list of favorite age-friendly employers by industry, as well as the ability to sign up for job alerts. Prior to 2007 it was called SeniorJobBank. In their About Us page they say, “Workforce50.com will carry on the legacy of the SeniorJobBank to find employers actively hiring workers over the age of 50. But members of its online community will see major changes focused on promoting employment of the over-50 population.”

Putting Your Human Capital to Work

Your human capital, or ability to earn a living, is a huge asset. When you think of your career like an asset, and invest the time and energy into making it as productive as possible, it can continue to pay off for many, many years. If you find you are out of work at a later age, it may take some work on your part to update your look, and learn new skills, but this is an investment into your ability to earn a living. Don't get discouraged! Get out their and get your human capital working for you.

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