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Older Workers Change Jobs

January 15, 2018
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Nearly half of older workers have changed jobs since turning 50. Although it may seem daunting to some, starting over doesn’t mean you’re starting from scratch. In the January/February issue, AARP Bulletin highlights 16 people who reinvented their careers after age 50 and reveals how they found deeper joy and satisfaction – and often, financial success. From a corporate attorney turned organic farmer to a cancer survivor reclaiming her health as a skincare entrepreneur, or a former pastor finding a second life as a bed and breakfast owner, AARP Bulletin highlights how they achieved prosperity and how you can too.

The special report provides need-to-know insights and advice on how to navigate career changes later in life, whether it’s a career path marked by a new job, new start, or even a new business. Additionally, the guide outlines the seven benefits of experience that come into play during a new career, the four common missteps to avoid, and helpful online tools from AARP to find a second career that’s right for you.

CNBC also has some interesting ideas for second careers. Take a look here:

Other stories in the January/February AARP issue:


New Brain Health Study: Do you remember all those reports on how red wine, dark chocolate and caffeine-rich drinks might help your brain stay sharp? Think again. In this month’s issue, AARP Bulletin features a special report from the Global Council on Brain Health that challenges the popular thinking about the benefits of all three and recommends the best foods to help keep your brain sharp.

How Safe Is Your Supermarket?: AARP Bulletin’s January/February issue provides a guide to navigating the microbial villains such as E. coli, salmonella and listeria that may be lurking in your neighborhood supermarket. Learn where and how bacteria may be hiding at your grocery store – in teriyaki sauce disguising almost-expired meat to store-sliced deli meats tainted with listeria – as well as tips on what to look for when choosing your foods and what to avoid.


America’s Veterans Targeted by Crooks: Approximately 80 percent of America’s military heroes have been targeted by a veteran-specific scam in the past five years, according to an AARP report. In this month’s issue, AARP Bulletin features a special report on the top scams hurting America’s finest, how these scams work, tips to combat them, and Operation Protect Veterans – a new joint campaign of AARP and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Hey, Speaker, How Do I Make You Work?: More than 35 million Americans used a smart speaker at least once a month last year, more than double the usage in 2016, according to an AARP report. In this month’s issue, AARP Bulletin reveals how these popular smart speakers can help older Americans, the endless possibilities for connecting and commanding other technologies, and five surprising ways to use your smart speaker.
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