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The how-to guide to finding profitable, fulfilling work after 50

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.

 

“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

“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

“In this invaluable book, Kerry Hannon—our most gifted guide to making the most of work in the second half of life—shows 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 advice—right 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

“Kerry Hannon presents a treasure chest of job ideas and spot-on practical advice for anyone considering a job change later in life. She combines real-life examples with in-depth knowledge. Whether you are launching a second career later in life or just interested in a ‘bridge’ job to fill the gap between career employment and complete retirement, Kerry skillfully presents the dos and don’ts of making a job change. Not only is Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ a road map for a successful transition to retirement, but it is also a stimulating read and gets those wheels turning!” —Kevin E. Cahill, PhD, Research Economist, The Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College

“A terrific book filled with information on jobs you’ve never considered and advice you will use.” —Nicholas Lore, bestselling author of The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success

“If you’re feeling lost or you’ve given up on your job search, Kerry’s new book is required reading. It will help you gain confidence in yourself while showing you different job opportunities and how to get them so that you can bounce back.”—Dan Schawbel, author of Me 2.0 and founder of Millennial Branding

“Kerry Hannon has inspired and educated millions of readers on what it takes to successfully change careers. Here she describes in depth everything you need to know to find and make a successful transition to your next job. This book can truly change your life!” —Gerri Detweiler, credit expert and talk show host

“With her new book, Kerry Hannon offers not merely how-to information, but also inspiration. The book’s stunning range of job opportunities—many intriguing and some you’ve likely never heard of—along with its great personal stories and no-nonsense advice at every page-turn will tell you this may not be easy, but finding a paying and maybe even purposeful niche for yourself is definitely possible. Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ will prime your motivation and point the way to applying with success.” —Paul Kleyman, director of Elders Newsbeat, NewAmericaMedia.org

“A fascinating and extremely helpful book for anyone planning to switch careers-from one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject.” Richard Eisenberg, Yahoo.com, Finance

“Kerry Hannon is one of the best and most experienced personal finance writers in the country.” Ray Goldbacher, Money Editor, USA Today.com

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“More and more people have realized the importance of following their passions. But if you can’t make money at it, it’s your hobby. Follow Hannon’s road-map to make sure you’re on the way to a passionate—and prosperous—career.” Jean Chatzky, financial editor of NBC’s Today Show

Reinvent your own career or pursue a long-held dream.

You may never have a better chance or reason to do so—to get excited about work again and feel passionate about making a difference in the world.

Your new career could easily outlast your first one.

Breaking into a new industry or pursuing a different career can be intimidating, especially when you’ve built up years of experience in your current field. But jobs expert Kerry Hannon believes that you can start your next act at any age. In What’s Next? Hannon shows you how, with inspiring real-life profiles of people who have successfully changed careers midlife, as well as advice on:

  • Determining how your next career will work with your spending habits and family situation
  • Creating your transition network
  • Finding a mentor to guide you along your new path
  • Turning a hobby into a profit
  • Finding capital to start your own business

Whether you’re fantasizing about a new path or ready to pursue it, What’s Next? provides the roadmap that will afford you long-term success.

“A must-read for anyone-at any age-curious about a career change. A perfect blend of inspirational, readable stories and logistical, practical advice, What’s Next? walks you though the nuts and bolts of switching careers so you can follow your passion the smart way and set yourself up for a long-term success. ) if I didn’t love my career so much, this book would be my bible!)” Beth Kobliner, Author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties.

“Hannon’s engaging profiles reflect the passion of those who have chosen to take a different path with their lives while her practical, how-to advice will make the journey smoother for others who are still summoning up the courage to take that leap of faith.” -Tim Smart, Executive Editor, U.S. News & World Report

“Kerry Hannon introduces us to people who are making a success in their second and third careers – doing what they want to do. Hannon provides their testimony and resources for us all to use in the next phase of our work lives. Whether it’s making chocolate, or running a homeless shelter, the message is: if you want to be more fulfilled, you can be. An essential roadmap and guidebook, full of great ideas.” Jim Connor, Assistant Managing Editor, CNBC Business News

“Whether your motivation is a recent downsizing or a lifelong dream, Hannon’s book is dotted with things to look at before you leap…useful advice for those who want to retool themselves after age 40…peppered with ideas… gives the basics on careers that best lend themselves to starting again.” USA TODAY

“Hannon has crafted her research on career transition into an important new book. It’s an indispensable guide to anyone hoping to pull off a midlife reinvention.” -The Huffington Post

“One of the best in this genre is by journalist and financial advisor Kerry Hannon – who offers specific and practical advice as well as inspiring stories to help anyone thinking about changing careers.” – AARP Radio

“Hannon provides practical advice on landing the job of your dreams.” -AARP/Your Life Calling with Jane Pauley, The Today Show

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