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Looking for new job opportunities? AARP can help!

Posted on 11/09/18

To help experienced workers and job seekers get to where they want to be, AARP offers effective resources and innovative tools, spotlights employers that value experienced workers and confronts age discrimination in the workplace.

Whether you’re kicking off a job search or looking to advance your career, sometimes a fresh perspective is all you need to break through, reenergize yourself, and learn how to apply your skills in ways you’ve never considered.

At AARP Work & Jobs, you’ll find innovative tools and tips for experienced workers.  It’s a whole new way to jump-start your job search or to help accelerate your career.  Visit us at www.aarp.org/work.

Unlike traditional job and career websites, AARP Work & Jobs offers you ideas and tools from experts who know the 50+ workforce and can help experienced workers like you connect to employers who appreciate your value.

We leverage the expertise, community, and power of AARP on behalf of experienced workers who want to keep their interview skills sharp, resumes current, and minds open to new opportunities.

We are using our influence and expertise of the 50-plus workforce to make sure employers understand the value of experienced workers like you. We are leading fresh conversations; confronting age discrimination; and providing tools, ideas, and information to help you make your goals become reality.

The AARP Work & Jobs website – www.aarp.org/work – provides information, tools and connections to a variety of resources.

Highlights include:

  • A list of companies that value experienced workers and recruit across diverse age groups
  • Tips for those who are looking for work or just exploring their options.
  • Information, tools and programs to empower and guide workers who are contemplating a career change.
  • Help in navigating your work life by connecting you to trusted resources and peer networks.
  • Information, programs and expert insight on how to stay competitive and prosper in the workplace.
  • Insights, programs and tips from seasoned experts on starting a business.
  • Tips and information about the challenges and opportunities in part-time, flexible and work-from-home jobs.

Join the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

Did you know that 85% of all jobs are found through networking?

If you are looking to network with fellow job seekers in the hopes of a new job or a new career direction, attend the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group! Funded by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, managed by Massachusetts Councils on Aging, and supported by AARP, the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group is designed to support and assist people in the 50+  demographic who are looking for a new job, new career direction or an encore career.

Are you:

·         Stuck in your job search?

·         Challenged by ageism?

·         Unfamiliar with LinkedIn?

·         Uncomfortable networking?

·         That your resume needs help?

·         Having difficulty staying on track?

If so, these meetings are for you!

All meetings are open to age 50+ Massachusetts residents. Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by a human resources professional/career coach and features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to a career transition or a job search. You will find help from guest speakers, access to hiring managers, ample opportunity to network, and 1-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give you the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search. And there are many success stories.

For general information, please visit: www.mcoaonline.com/50plus

To register for a workshop, please click here

For program information, please email Susan Drevitch Kelly, Program Director, at susan@sdkelly.com.

List of workshops:

ACTON(co-hosting w/Concord):  2nd Monday: 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Location: Council on Aging, 30 Sudbury Rd., Rear; Phone: 978-929-6652

ACUSHNET(co-hosting w/Marion): 3rd Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: 

Location: Senior Center/COA: 59 1/2 South Main St.;  Phone: 508-998-0280

BARNSTABLE:  1st and 3rd  Mondays: 9am – 11am: FIRST MEETING-Oct 1st

Location: Council on Aging: 825 Falmouth Rd. (Hyannis); Phone: 508-862-4750

BELMONT: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: Council on Aging, 266 Beech St.; 617-993-2983

BURLINGTON: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location: Human Services Bldg/COA: 61 Center St (1st Floor);  Phone: 781-270-1950

CONCORD (co-hosting w/Acton): 4th Monday: 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Location: Senior Center/COA: 271 Church St.  Phone: 978-733-4747

DANVERS: (co-hosting w/Peabody) 2nd Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Council on Aging, 25 Stone St. Phone: 978-762-0208

HALIFAX(co-hosting w/Marshfield): 1st Thursday: 9 a.m.–11 a.m.: MEETING-Oct 4th

Location: Halifax Town Hall: 499 Plymouth St., Phone: 781-293-7313

IPSWICH: 2nd and 4th Mondays: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Location: Council on Aging, 25 Green St., Phone: 978-356-6650

MARION (co-hosting w/Acushnet): 1st Tuesday: 1pm-3pm:  MEETING-Oct 2nd

Location: Council on Aging: 465 Mill St., Phone: 508-748-3570

MARSHFIELD (co-hosting w/Halifax): 3rd Thursday: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location: Council on Aging: 230 Webster St., Phone: 781-834-5581

NATICK: 1st and 3rd Wednesday: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Community Senior Center, 117 Central St., Phone: 508-647-6540

NEWTON: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Location: Dept. of Senior Services, 345 Walnut St., Phone: 617-796-1665

PEABODY (co-hosting w/Danvers): 4th Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Torigian Senior Center, 75R Central St., Phone: 978-531-2254

SCITUATE: 2nd and 4th Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Scituate Town Library, 85 Branch St.,  Phone: 781-545-8722

WORCESTER: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Council on Aging, 128 Providence St.; Phone: 508-799-1232

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