Hitting the big 5-0 is tough. Finding a job when you're over 50 is even tougher. SER's volunteer staff have all been there and done that. We've put together some resources to help you find and get the job you want.
Have we made it easy? No, getting a job as a senior is hard work. But, the resources on this site will help you succeed.
And above all, keep at it. If you stay focused and continually fine-tune your job search, resume, and interview techniques, you'll succeed.
Job hunting has changed a lot in the last decade. Here are some strategies and resources that other seniors have found to be useful and effective.
Crafting good resumes for seniors is especially challenging. Read SER's tips for effective senior resumes.
Great - you got the interview. Read our advice on how to best present yourself, overcome the "senior issues," and close the deal.
Federal, state and local governments are a good place to look for jobs - and tend to be senior-friendly employers. We've got links to all the DC metro area government jobs web sites.
If you don't have at least basic computer skills these days, you may not even be able to apply for a job, let alone get hired. We list sources of free or low-cost ways to improve your skills.
SER's JobList contains job announcements posted by employers who have pledged to actively consider applicants over age 50. Start your job search here!