Especially those who are over 50, but also job seekers of any age, would do well to visit the AARP (American Association of Retired People) web site. There, they can learn about the many career related issues that apply to employees and job seekers in general, and especially to those who are 50 and older. This article will discuss some of the information that this web site provides.
One example of an issue addressed by this web site is job burnout remedies. Decades ago, when employees had generous pension plans, many would retire in their 50’s and 60’s. Today’s 401 (k) plans are not as generous, and most employees cannot afford to retire that early any more. Job burnout, however, can occur at any phase of careers. Thus, employees of all ages can benefit from the information presented about job burnout remedies.
Another issue addressed by this web site is part time and temporary jobs. Many senior job seekers either do not want or cannot obtain full time employment. Even younger job seekers might not be able to find full time employment. Thus, this information is valuable, not only for senior job seekers, but also for younger job seekers.
Still another provocative issue addressed by this web site is the situation in which senior employees work for younger bosses. Senior employees often are thought to have difficulty in relating to younger bosses. The skills in getting along with younger bosses can mean the difference between having and not having a job.
The articles on this web site also teach employees how to understand and manage their retirement savings, especially their 401 (k) and social security benefits. Single employees are given information specific to their needs in retirement planning. Younger employees too often are unconcerned about their retirement planning. That is unfortunate, because the sooner an employee puts into action a retirement plan, the better the chances are that such an employee will have a better retirement than the employee who waits too long to plan for retirement.
In addition, on this web site, there is a job search tool to help job seekers to find jobs by titles and U.S. locations. Furthermore, there is an advanced job search tool that helps job seekers to specify the above two search criteria even more exactly.
According to the August/September issue of “AARP Magazine,” at this same web site there will be a virtual job fair on September 22, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm. Senior job seekers will not have to worry about their age being viewed as a negative factor.
During this virtual career fair, senior job seekers will be able to do many job search activities from the comfort of their homes. For example, they will be able to view full-time, part-time, or work-from-home job openings. They also will be able to talk with recruiters and attend live chats with employment experts.
Although this web site is mainly for those over 50, even younger job seekers will be able to find valuable information that can pertain to their careers. Examples of such information includes tips about resumes, job hunting skills, financial planning, and franchising.
In addition to the above types of information that apply to workers of all ages, the other information on this web site also is valuable to those under 50 because it will alert them to the issues that they will be facing later in their careers. Once aware of these issues, those who are under 50 will be more proactive in their careers and will make better long term, career decisions.
This is a web site that job seekers of all ages would do well to visit, especially on September 22nd.