ERIC Number: ED369915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Returning to the Job Market: A Woman's Guide to Employment Planning.
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.
Intended for midlife and older women in the job market, this booklet is designed to help them in the process of looking for work outside the home. It helps them assess current skills and identify potential employment barriers; teaches them how to prepare effective written materials to support the job search and how to interview successfully; and provides ways to develop strategies for finding paid work. Five units contain informational material and activities that cover these topics: (1) self-assessment of skills, interests, and achievements and matching skills with employer needs; (2) employment barriers and strategies for overcoming barriers; (3) effective written materials, including resumes, cover letters, application forms, and thank you letters; (4) the employment interviews, including preparation, nonverbal and verbal behavior, interview questions, and closing the interview; and (5) developing a job search plan, including research interview, goal setting, identification of action steps, location of resources, development of activities, establishment of a timeline, and more education and information. A list of nine annotated resources is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Displaced Homemakers, Educational Experience, Employment Interviews, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Reentry Workers, Resumes (Personal), Self Evaluation (Individuals)
American Association of Retired Persons, Fulfillment, 601 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049 (stock no. D14952).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Community
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.