ERIC Number: ED369916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Working Options: How To Plan Your Job Search, Your Work Life.
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.
This booklet describes a self-directed job-search plan that works for older adults. First, the publication contrasts a self-directed job search with a typical job search. Then the brochure outlines the basic steps the job seeker needs to take: (1) assessing oneself with regard to interests, skills, work environment, and potential employment barriers; (2) setting employment goals; (3) assessing the job market; (4) networking; (5) informational interviewing; and (6) job seeking, including applications, resume, cover letter, interview, and salaries. Other topics include employment agencies and the following working options: sabbaticals, phased retirement, part-time work, job-sharing, flextime/seasonal work, working for a temporary agency, and volunteer work. Those qualities that older workers can bring to the workplace are also highlighted. A final section recommends resources for further developing abilities in the areas of job search and changing careers and lifestyles and lists employment programs offered by national organizations, state resources, and volunteer opportunities. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Employment Interviews, Job Applicants, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Older Adults, Older Workers, Reentry Workers, Resumes (Personal), Retirement, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
American Association of Retired Persons Fulfillment, 601 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049 (PW 3671).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.