In New Hampshire, AARP’s 2012 Member Opinion Survey shows that members in the age group 50 to 59:
- 17% are currently self-employed or own their own business;
- 12% are extremely or very interested in starting their own business and 1% has started their own business in the last two years;
- 23% are extremely or very interested in starting a new job or career; and
- 45% are extremely or very interested in learning about retirement alternatives such as second careers and phased retirement.
And for all these members starting their own businesses or “recareering,” AARP has a host of on-line resources to help you on your journey.
AARP Workforce Resources
www.aarp.org/work: Articles, quizzes, and advice from the experts on everything work-related, from landing a job to starting a business.
www.workreimagined.org: Connects jobs seekers and employees to the contacts and information they need to succeed in today’s ever-changing workplace.
www.aarp.org/jobs: Search millions of jobs through AARP’s job search engine, powered by Indeed.com.
www.aarp.org/jobtips: Free resources to help job seekers with resumes and cover letters; interviews; job search strategies; career planning; starting a business; and other areas.
www.aarp.org/startabusiness: Your guide to self-employment with a host of tips and tools for starting a small business, as well as training modules and a step-by-step guide to writing a business plan.
www.aarp.org/workresources: Resources for finding a job or starting a business including job listings, job-hunting tips and resources, work/career advice, and a host of small business resources.
www.aarp.org/bestemployers: Spotlights winners of AARP’s Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Awards Program, now cosponsored by the Society of Human Resource Managers.
www.aarp.org/moneywebinars: Features AARP’s free upcoming and archived money, work and retirement webinars. A few examples of what you’ll find here include Get inspired to start a small business, Is starting a small business right for you, Advice for experienced job seekers, Social Security 101 …. and more!
www.lifereimagined.org: Powerful tools to help you discover your unique gifts and explore new possibilities for the road ahead.