If you’re like me, you like to kick off the new year by reflecting on the goals you set last year and begin to set new ones for the coming year. For a lot of people, their No. 1 New Year’s goal is to get new job or launch a new business.
This is a wonderful time of the year to relax, recharge and refocus before the new year begins. It’s also an ideal time for family and friends to gather to catch up, and for you to reflect and begin to focus on your 2017 goals, particularly as they relate to your career. Whether you’re employed and searching for a new job or unemployed and seeking a job, now is the perfect time to develop your execution plan. Here are a few pointers to help you get focused and stay ahead in your job search.
Are you seeking a career change or a new job? If so, plan to attend AARP’s Virtual Career Fair, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The fair will feature employers from across the country.
Are you looking for that ideal job that matches your skills and experience? Well, your job search just got easier. AARP has resources to help make your job search go smoothly. Through the AARP Employer Pledge Program, you will have access to at least 300 employers, such as UnitedHealth Group, American Red Cross and KPMG LLP, who have pledged to value what experienced workers bring to the workplace and recruit from across diverse age groups.
Are you looking for a new job or considering a career change? Many experienced workers share the sentiment that navigating today’s job market is not as easy as it was perhaps 20 years ago. In the world of social media and job hunting online, it can become even more difficult to navigate the myriad social and professional platforms. It may require you to regroup, get reenergized and rework your job search plan.
Every new year brings new resolutions — exercise more, eat a healthier balanced diet and maybe even travel to new countries are a few of the common goals individuals set out for themselves when starting a fresh year. For 2016, there is another popular goal on many Americans’ to-do lists — find a new job.
The following post is by an AARP member who wanted to share his experience in finding a new position. He requested anonymity for himself and his current and former employers.
Yesterday, AARP's Director of Financial Security, Jean Stetzfand, was featured in a segment NPR's "Tell Me More" program. Stetzfand is discussing the issue of older workers and unemployment - a topic that is gaining more and more exposure in the media recently, and obviously one that is important to AARP and its members. Read the transcript or listen to the segment here.
Have you heard of this innovative device from Intel called Health Guide? Read about it in this article from BusinessWeek. It's a device that was being piloted this year to help in the mission to allow seniors to age in place - where they are most comfortable. The Health Guide is like a remote doctor's office that a patient can handle by themselves. It even includes a video phone for patients to chat with their nurse or doctor when anything seems amiss. Check out the article - could be the future of caregiving!
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