According to data from the U.S. Department of Labor, 2.5 million workers between the ages of 55 and 64 lost their jobs between 2009 and 2011. As of January 2012, less than half were re-employed.
If you are trying to re-enter the workplace after retiring or get re-hired after a job loss, you’re going to need an updated resume and a plan.
AARP’s new book Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy…and Pays the Bills serves as a helpful guide to the 50+ worker.
“Great Jobs” author Kerry Hannon has interviewed hundreds of people who have applied their expertise in different careers. The first half of the book profiles different types of jobs you can pursue. The second half focuses on strategies to land the job including resume writing, interviewing and networking. To read the interview with Kerry click here.