— Register today for the LIVE Online Career Fair and connect with top employers looking to hire experienced workers You have valuable experience. So why not connect with the hiring employers who value experienced workers like you? Sign up today for the LIVE Online Career Fair this Thursday, September 14 starting at 5 p.m. Central Time, and get ready to reintroduce yourself to new employers and refresh your job skills. This nationwide online event helps you do things like:  Click on the Interactive Online …

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—   You might not be able to teach old dog new tricks but, if you’re a job seeker, you might be surprised what lessons you can learn from a puppy! AARP’s upcoming free webinar “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer,” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owned Jean Baur find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. Everyone who registers and attends the …

—     Join AARP on Tuesday, September 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET for AARP’s free Virtual Career Fair. This live event is a great way for job seekers to: Re-charge their job search Connect with local and national employers and volunteer organizations, such as American Red Cross, AT&T, Toys R Us, and UnitedHealth Group Chat with recruiters, submit rĂ©sumĂ©s, view job openings, and tap into on-site educational resources Get timely job search advice during four live webinars …

—   Tom Frei spent 26 years as a rocket scientist, working as a mechanical engineer on projects for the space program and defense industries. But today, he raises lavender at Woodinville Lavender farm. “On vacations, my wife and I saw lavender farms in Washington state, out on the Olympic Peninsula, in the San Juans, and it always resonated with us,” says Tom. “We always went back to ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to have a business around your hobby or passion?’ …

— The AARP Education & Outreach Financial Security team presents its next Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on Tuesday, June 9, 8 am – Noon MT, featuring Life Reimagined for Work Pledge organizations*. There is no charge for employers or job seekers to participate. Organizations such as AT&T, American Red Cross, and Optum will connect with experienced workers through their virtual booths. Job seekers can chat with recruiters, submit their rĂ©sumĂ©s, view job openings, and tap into on-site E&O resources.  There will also …

— Life Reimagined has launched a fully redesigned digital platform, delivering a one-of-a-kind online experience aimed at guiding people through life transitions and helping them discover new possibilities. The platform now offers a suite of engaging programs and stimulating, proprietary content developed by the Life Reimagined Institute’s team of world-renowned experts and thought leaders.  People are living longer and as a result, a need to reevaluate a new life stage has arisen. Americans are facing the reality that, as life expectancy increases …

Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education & Outreach

— By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

— Pure Michigan DREAMJOB 2014 is a one-of-a-kind event that connects career seekers directly to employers in a wide variety of fields from engineering and design to finance and manufacturing, says Christine Quinn, Director, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan. This event provides employment opportunities for qualified candidates, including those 50 and older, for careers at prestigious companies across the State of Michigan.  Pure Michigan DREAMJOB 2014 will be held June 13 at Ford Field, 2000 Brush St., Detroit.  Simply create an …

—  — The following is a Guest Blog by CT resident and AARP Connecticut Blog contributor, Fran Trelease. Fran is the owner of Boomer Den, LLC., a company that helps boomer-age adults re-invent their careers through internships.  As part of AARP’s April Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month features, we asked Fran to share her story of how she re-invented her career by starting her own business, and is now helping others to do the same. As recently as last year, an AARP …

— Have you or a loved one recently been laid off or are looking for work? Are you thinking about changing careers? Whether you are seeking meaning in your career, or just a new job, or simply want to explore your real possibilities, don’t miss the Career Transformations Conference in Medford on Saturday, March 15th.  AARP Oregon is proud to be a sponsor of this great annual event again this year along with Southern Oregon University and other community partners. Join us …