Online job searching tools for Seniors (and anyone else looking for work).
Over the last few weeks there have been a number of news articles on seniors in the workforce. Whether they are retiring later, looking for a second career, or just want a part time gig to pay for their golf addition, seniors (at least according to the newspapers) are looking.
Here are two stories posted today that illustrate what I’m talking about.
Myrtle Beach area seniors flock to job fair (http://www.thesunnews.com/2010/02/25/1334992/seniors-flock-to-fair.html)
More Seniors Coming Out of Retirement to Make Ends Meet (http://www.kfbb.com/news/local/85122717.html)
And there are more such articles posted every day around the country. **Side tip—create your own News channel using keywords at Google News (news.google.com).**
So, where should the savvy Senior Sleuth look for a job in today’s marketplace? The Internet, of course!
Here are a few job searching tips and sites that I think you’ll find useful.
Indeed is a job search engine that checks a bunch of other job websites and brings you back local results matching your search parameters. I love this site. This is the easiest way to check for jobs in your area. In fact, this site even pics up job listings from craigslist (detailed below).
Here’s a picture of a quick (free) search for “golf” jobs on the www.indeed.com job page.
Craigslist is a popular community-based website where you can search for or post classified items for sale, personals, job opportunities, and other services. Craigslist.org is available in most metro areas in the US and in several other large cities internationally.
Here’s a picture of a quick (free) search for “golf” jobs on Orlando’s craigslist job page.
Maybe you already skim the classifieds in your local paper, but there are probably another one or two papers in your metro area that you don’t get regularly. Don’t rush out and buy every paper on stand, just visit the papers’ websites. Most—if not all—newspapers have some sort of online presence where you can read the top stories and search through their classified ads.
Here’s a quick (free) search for “golf” jobs from the Orlando Sentinel paper’s website.