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by | Nov 7, 2019

NextAvenue:  public media’s first national journalism service for America’s booming older population. Their daily content delivers vital ideas, context and perspectives on issues that matter most as we age. Their mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media.  www.nextavenue.org/

TheBalanceCareers: makes navigating your career easier. It’s home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on job searching, resume, writing, salary negotiations and other career planning topics. Their 20-year strong library of over 10,000 pieces of content will help you. www.thecareerbalance.com

What’sNext:  believe it’s possible for people to find and create a career path that is financially, emotionally, and even spiritually rewarding. Their mission is to re-invent the way people choose and find work by giving them the tools they need to create a rewarding, future-proof, and satisfying career path. The site provides online assessment tools, calculators, career guides, books, lots of articles filled with expert content, and career coaches – all available to help you figure out how to create the life you want. www.whatsnext.com

RetiredBrains:  As the name implies, Retired Brains is a job resource created by retired brains for retired brains. It has an impressive amount of quality information on finding temporary or seasonal jobs, as well as starting your own business, working from home, writing your resume, finding full-time work, and continuing your education. And all the information is geared for the 55+ audience.  www.retiredbrains.com

RetirementJobs: geared towards helping you fight age bias, their goal is to identify companies most-suited to older workers and match them with active, productive, conscientious, mature adults seeking a job or project that matches their lifestyle. Whether seeking to supplement your income, a new challenge, a way to get out and meet people, or another reason, this site might be for you! www.retirementjobs.com

Workforce50: For the 50+ workforce, Workforce50.com has jobs and information to help navigate your job search or a search for a new direction. It provides content, job search functions, and a list of favorite age-friendly employers by industry. It also gives you the ability to sign up for job alerts. Not quite sure what’s next? Experts cover topics from finding your life’s purpose, to raising grandchildren, avoiding mistakes on LinkedIn or strategic résumé writing for a less than perfect work history. www.workforce50.com

The Muse: want to help you build a career you love. Get practical advice on finding a job, exploring different career paths, and succeeding in the job you already have. www.themuse.com

Jobscan: Over 90% of large companies use Applicant Tracking Systems [ATS]. These systems analyze resumes to surface candidates that best match the position, but qualified applicants slip through the cracks. When James Hu found himself on the job hunt in 2013, he discovered that the powerful resume portals that companies were using for hiring were simply parsing, ranking, and filtering resumes with an algorithm based on keywords. He built Jobscan from scratch to automate the process and now it can help you get noticed. www.jobscan.com