AARP.Org: 5 Must-Read Job-Hunting Books

Looking for a job is tough at any age. When you’re over 50, it’s even tougher. The median length of unemployment for job seekers 55 and older was 35 weeks last year, compared with 26 weeks for younger workers.

To land a job today, you must be well versed in social media: Are you sending out a steady stream of tweets? Updating your Facebook account? Writing a blog? Are you prepared to be interviewed by a manager who may be several decades younger than you?

The books listed below deserve a place on the bookshelf — or e-reader — of every job-hunting boomer. Each one guides you through the new employment landscape with its own mix of inspiration, advice and true tales from the trenches.


What’s Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job 
by Kerry Hannon

$15.29 hardback, $9.34 e-book

Hannon mixes stories from successful reinventors with sound information about the best fields for starting over (education and elder care are two at the top).

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