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Guide to Successful Job Search for Boomers and Job Seekers Over 50

By Susan P. Joyce

Job seekers who are over 50 and members of the "Baby Boomer" generation face challenges that younger job seekers don't usually encounter. Those challenges can make the job search more difficult, extending the time between jobs, adding to stress and financial worries.

In the 21st century, effective methods of job search have changed, but Boomers and other 50+ job seekers are handling the tough job market and tough economy with their usual can-do attitude.


This Guide is comprised of the articles and resources you see in the column on the right, ranging from Laid Off! Now What? and How to Address the "Overqualified" Concern to Figuring Out What's Next, Developing Your Success Plan, Beating Boomer Stereotypes, and MORE!

For some interesting options for Boomers (and others) looking for their "second act" careers, check out author Nancy Collamer's Lifestyle-Friendly Careers articles here on and author Jan Cannon's Mid-Life Careers.

If you are interested in breaking out of the standard 9 to 5 job, read the articles in the Guide to Freelance and Independent Contractor Jobs. and check out the Guide to the Temporary Work Option.

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About the author...

Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a recent Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. Since 1998, Susan has been editor and publisher of Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.

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Guide to Job Search for Boomers & Those Over 50:

Over 50 / Boomer Job Search Concerns:

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Figuring Out What's Next for Over 50 / Boomers:

Developing Your Personal Success Plan for Over 50 / Boomers:

Making Your Best Impression for Over 50 / Boomers:

Over 50 / Boomer Career Pioneers:

Over 50 / Boomer Career Change:

Additional Resources:

Over 50? Want work?
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