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by | Nov 7, 2019

12 High-Paying Jobs That’ll Let You Tap Into Your Creativity:

there are obvious choices, including copywriting and graphic design, but no two paths to a creative career are alike. Everything from data analysis to marketing to software development to coaching or training can be creative—it all depends on your perspective. Not only are there plenty of jobs out there that let you bring your creative side to work, but many of them are also high paying. We’ve got a dozen options, right this way.

6XD Media: The definitive guide to disability inclusion in the workplace… In an increasingly digital and remote working environment, it’s important to focus on inclusivity. This guide explores the key aspects of disability in the workplace in depth, providing insight into how inclusive company policies and working styles tend to be (or tend not to be), as well as showcasing key data. We’ll also look at what methods companies can use to ensure a more inclusive culture. By making disability inclusion a priority, businesses can help drive motivation, engagement, and talent retention at work. The definitive guide to disability inclusion in the workplace Neurodiversity in the Modern Workplace: https://www.helloezra.com/neurodiversity-modern-workplace/ It provides an overview of the benefits and challenges of a neurodiverse workforce, as well as guidance on supporting neurodiverse employees

AARP: AARP represents the needs of nearly 38 million members with lifestyles and political views as diverse as any group in the United States. Developing public policy recommendations that serve such diversity is a formidable task. We concentrate on the issues most important to those in the 50+ community as they age: economic security; health care; access to affordable, quality long-term care; creating and maintaining livable communities; consumer protections; caregiving; and ensuring that our democracy works better for all.   AARP

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: Changing the Narrative just released Guidelines for Age-Inclusive Communications. It covers language, messaging and visuals to use—and what to avoid. Guidelines for Age-Inclusive Language

ENCORE: We are creating a COMMUNITY that treats the viewpoints, wisdom and contributions of people of all ages and backgrounds with HONOR; that brings innovators, visionaries, leaders, practitioners, partners, individuals and colleagues together for LEARNING and seeking common-sense SOLUTIONS; and where the power of young and old is a source of OPTIMISM that together we can create a better future for future generations. https://encore.org

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.co

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The Muse: The Muse wants 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

New York Life: No matter when you leave your job, the money you accumulated in your employer’s retirement plan while you were there-like in a 401(k) or 403(b) plan-can make the trip with you. You have several options, just be sure you don’t lose track of your assets along the way. Click to learn more! New York Life

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/

Novorésumé: Novorésumé began in 2014 to solve a common problem among several of their contacts. Despite having extensive work experience and impressive skill sets, these individuals didn’t know how to showcase their talents with a professional resume and cover letter. In February 2016, Novorésumé launched their online resume builder. Novorésumé also offers great articles on jobs for seniors, cover letters, and interviewing. https://novoresume.com/career-blog/jobs-for-seniors

NVISION Eye Centers: Although people who are visually impaired work in as many different job sectors as people with normal vision, the unemployment rate of visually impaired people is significantly higher. The rate of employment of visually impaired individuals has been steadily increasing, but more opportunities need to be made for these highly qualified and skilled individuals to enter the workforce. https://www.nvisioncenters.com/education/careers-for-visually-impaired

OPERATION ABLE:  LEARN TO BE A REMOTE WORKER training offered by Operation ABLE:

Resume Builder, Resume and Employment Guide for People With Disabilities: People with disabilities encounter numerous challenges in securing employment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17.9 percent of persons with a disability were employed compared to 61.8 percent for persons without a disability. Our resource is focused on helping people with disabilities create a strong resume that would help increase their chances of getting hired. Important information such as laws that protect their rights and dealing with workplace discrimination and harassment are also included to help them prepare for employment. Resume and Employment Guide for People With Disabilities

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

WAHVE: WAHVE is a unique contract staffing talent solution that brings companies and pretiring professionals together across the country to meet their work needs. Companies get the right matched talent and vintage experts get to extend their careers working from home. https://wahve.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

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

Zety: Since 2016, Zety has helped millions of job seekers worldwide find employment. With a rapidly growing community of more than 40 million readers a year, Zety is one of the world’s fastest growing career advice website.
From resume and interview advice to networking, our guides have been recognized by over 200 universities and organizations worldwide. They help job seekers write resumes and cover letters, and improve their chances of landing a job. Zety is powered by a team of 10 career experts featured in Forbes, Financial Times, CareerBuilder, and Glassdoor. https://zety.com/