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Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy ... And Pays the Bills

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Introduction
  7. Part I: Great Jobs
    1. Chapter 1: Great Part-Time Jobs
      1. Librarian Assistant/Aide
      2. Alumni Event Planning
      3. Bookkeeper
      4. Personal and Home-Care Aide
      5. HandyJack/HandyJill
      6. Medical Assistant
      7. Project-Based Consultant
      8. Green Building Consultant
      9. Blogger
      10. Personal Assistant
      11. Athletic Coach/Umpire/Referee
      12. Teacher’s Aide
      13. Tour Jobs
      14. Convention Center Jobs
      15. Pet Groomer
    2. Chapter 2: Great Seasonal Jobs
      1. Limo Driver
      2. Shuttle Bus Driver on Campus
      3. Tax Preparer
      4. Tutor
      5. Park Service Employee
      6. Nursery Worker
      7. Eco-Landscaper
      8. Ballparks
      9. RV Campgrounds
      10. Amusement Parks
      11. Pet Sitter
      12. Athletic Event Ticket Services
    3. Chapter 3: Great Holiday Jobs
      1. Santa Claus
      2. Retail Sales Cashier
      3. Retail Salesperson
      4. Product Demonstrator
      5. Holiday Decorator
      6. Bartending/Waiting Tables/Catering
      7. Call Center Representative
      8. Gift Wrapper
      9. Restaurant Greeter
      10. Shipping Clerk
      11. Package Delivery
    4. Chapter 4: Great Snowbird Jobs
      1. Resort Hospitality Worker
      2. Resort Services Worker
      3. Disney “Cast Member”
      4. Second Home Property Manager/Concierge
      5. Hairdresser
      6. Retail
      7. Spring Training Staff
      8. Car Transporter
      9. Travel Nurse
      10. Cruise Liners
    5. Chapter 5: Great Work-at-Home Jobs
      1. Translator-Interpreter
      2. Mediator
      3. Graphic Designer
      4. Writer/Editor
      5. Grant/Proposal Writer
      6. Financial Manager
      7. Customer Service Representative
      8. Virtual Assistant
      9. Online Tutor
      10. Crafter
      11. Direct Sales
    6. Chapter 6: Great Jobs for Retired Teachers
      1. Personal Trainer/Physical Conditioner
      2. University Bookstore Retail Specialist
      3. Tutoring
      4. Adjunct Professor/Instructor/Lecturer/Visiting Professor
      5. Substitute Teacher
      6. Market and Survey Researchers
      7. Career Center Counselor
    7. Chapter 7: Great Nonprofit Jobs
      1. Administrative Assistant
      2. Volunteer Manager
      3. Marketing/Communications Manager
      4. Fundraiser
    8. Chapter 8: Great Health Care Jobs
      1. Paramedical Examiner
      2. Dietician and Nutritionist
      3. School Nurse
      4. Medical Records Administrator
      5. Personal and Home Health Care Aide
      6. Medical Assistant
      7. Veterinary Technician
    9. Chapter 9: Great Night Jobs
      1. Casino Worker
      2. Baker
      3. Front Desk Clerk/Night Auditor
      4. Office Cleaning Crew
      5. Cinema or Theater Ticket Vendor or Usher
    10. Chapter 10: Great Jobs to Ride the Age Wave
      1. Health Care/Patient Advocate
      2. Fitness Trainer
      3. Personal and Home Health Care Aide
      4. Audiologist
      5. Move Manager
      6. Real Estate Specialist
      7. Aging in Place/Home Modification Pro
      8. Retirement Coach
      9. Driver
      10. Financial Planner
  8. Part II: The Great Jobs Workshop
    1. Chapter 11: How to Plan for a Second Career
    2. Chapter 12: Strategies for 50+ Job Hunters
      1. Does Your Age Shut You Out?
    3. Chapter 13: Tips for a Great Resume
    4. Chapter 14: Job Hunting and Social Media
    5. Chapter 15: Great Job Interview Tips
    6. Chapter 16: Why Part-Time or Contract Work is Worth It
      1. Contract Work Is Hot
    7. Chapter 17: How to Prepare for Nonprofit Work
    8. Chapter 18: Volunteer Your Way to a Job
      1. Not Just for Charities
    9. Chapter 19: Be Your Own Boss
    10. Chapter 20: How to Find a Mentor
      1. Desktop Mentors
    11. Chapter 21: The Best Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed
    12. Chapter 22: Paying for Your Career Shift Education
      1. Smart Ways to Help You Afford Your Education
    13. Chapter 23: How to Write Off Your Job Hunt
    14. Chapter 24: Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Career Change
    15. Chapter 25: Best Places to Find a Job
    16. Chapter 26: Couples and Career Harmony
  9. Afterword
  10. Helpful Web Sites for 50+ Workers
  11. Ideas for Further Reading
  12. Acknowledgments
  13. About the Author
  14. Index