Makin' Money

Job tools for 50somethings

Chris Farrell Aug 30, 2011

Some 25 million Americans are unemployed, forced to work part-time, and too discouraged to look for work. There isn’t much to celebrate on Labor Day, especially for those over 50 and looking for a new job or different career. Still, there are useful tools for the 50-plus job seeker.

Marci Alboher, a career expert, author and VP at Civic Ventures, a nonprofit organization, lists her favorites.

Here last suggestion: Sign up at LinkedIn.

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