How to Find Employers Who Hire Older, Experienced, and Retired People

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If you're over 50 and looking for an employer, this article can help direct you to online job search databases that hire older, mature, seasoned, retired, coming out of retirement, just want to work, experienced, people. In other words, these places are age friendly employers.

Things You'll Need

  • internet
  • resume
  • computer
  • Make sure you have a current resume. If you don't have a current resume and don't know how to make one have somebody help you. The resume and cover letter are your introduction to the potential employer.

  • Learn computer basics if you don't know them. Take a computer class if necessary. There are usually free or discounted computer classes offered at community centers or colleges. Most employers seek at least a basic understanding of operating a computer in this new technological world.

  • Utilize the websites that are geared toward helping you find employers that hire older, matured, coming out of retirement, seasoned, restructured out of a job, downsized, overturned, people. There are sites specifically for this group of people. Some of them will specify and verify that an employer is age friendly. See the resources section for direct links.

  • Laugh at the word senior and replace it with whatever fits how you think about yourself. It's going to come up on many of these websites.

Tips & Warnings

  • some even say over 40 is considered an older worker, so if over 40 check the sites listed
  • don't let your age get in the way of working, employers that hire older workers realize the advantage of resources and skill.
  • don't give up your job search
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