Senior Employment Resources

Job Search Resources

There are lots of ways to find jobs. We've listed the most common approaches and tools below. SER strongly recommends that you not limit yourself to one or two tools or approaches.

For most seniors, finding a job involves applying for lots of jobs and recognizing that you'll be invited to an interview in only a small percentage of cases. So, finding as many potential jobs to which you can apply is critical to a senior's successful job search.

Here's a list of tools and approaches to finding job openings. This list is by no means exhaustive; if you find another good source of job openings, please let us know about it by clicking on the "Suggest Additional Job Search Resources" button at the bottom of the page.

While job searches take up a lot of time, it's important to stay busy. Having large gaps in your employment history makes your job search more difficult.

SER advises that you volunteer, take classes, especially those that bolster skills related to the type of jobs you're seeking, take temporary jobs, etc. Having to explain to an interviewer that you've been exclusively job hunting (or just sitting around) for the past year does not enhance your chances of finding a job; many employers interpret large gaps in employment as indicating a lack of initiative or employability.

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