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Re: Part-Time Work, Work from Home, and Second Careers

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I need the training and a certificate in Quickbooks to enhance my Accounting abilities.  The only courses I find online are $500 and I don't have the cash.  It's definitely impeding my job search to carry me through to retirement.

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Re: Job Seeker Data Entry and Clerical Full Time or Part Time

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Thank you for your recommendation to utilize ZipRecruiter.  I not only am with ZipRecruiter, but, also CareerBuilder, Monster, Snagajob, Jobcase, LinkedIn, etc., etc., and, the best resource, in my opinion, Indeed.com, with precise search criteria and job alerts set up on all sites mentioned here. I do like ZipRecruiter's 1-click, Quick Apply to reach several potential employers at once.  I have set up job alerts on the websites of my preferred companies.  Also, I use CraigsList sparingly because it is still rather questionable to me.  However, having been a Job Seeker for months now, with my Unemployment Compensation running out, I felt, since AARP talks the talk, they don't seem to walk the walk.  If any organization is going to endorse and help 55+ Job Seekers it should be AARP.  They have little to nothing in the way of actual Job Postings for us folks who are Members and need their help.   

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Re: Job Seeker Data Entry and Clerical Full Time or Part Time

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@joanbrent, you might also try www.ZipRecruiter.com. They make it very easy for you to apply for a job. After you've uploaded your resume to their site, they send emails to you for which you appear to be qualfied based on your resume. All you have to do is click for them to reply with your resume, and unless you wish to include a cover letter, they will send it for you once you've given them the okay.

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Re: Part-Time Work, Work from Home, and Second Careers

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Hi!  I'm 63 and was recently told that my job is going away in three months. I want to work either full or part-time from home.  What work-at-home jobs out there are really legitimate and don't require a long training period before starting to actually work and draw a paycheck?

 

Thank you.

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Re: Job Search

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Charmaine, if you are a good typist, try rev.com, for at home transcription work. It's legitimate. I've just been with them for 2 weeks, but have already earned $300 and got paid with no difficulties (through PayPal and then transfer funds to my own bank). 

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Re: Part-Time Work, Work from Home, and Second Careers

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I’ve recently retired and a full time caregiver for a friend who has Parkinson’s disease.  I find it difficult to live on SS alone but cannot go back to work in a traditional way with specific hours.  I am interested in investigating part time work with flexible hours, but would give me an opportunity to be out interacting with other people.  Do you have suggestions of job opportunities that would give me those options?

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Job Seeker Data Entry and Clerical Full Time or Part Time

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I am a Job Seeker in San Diego, CA 92122 and very disappointed in AARP's Job Postings.  There are little to know opportunties in my area.  The only EPP Companies are AT&T and Apple with only four jobs posted.

All others are mostly with Uber or Lyft.  Really? There is nothing unique about these jobs and they're posted everywhere.  I'm not interested.

I am and have been an AARP Member for many years.  I felt AARP would be the Job Seeking resource for me.  But, it is not.  My best resource is Indeed.

I appreciate any feedback from AARP or Job Seekers in my area.

 

 

 

 

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Re: I am wanting to return to the workforce after, being off with a high risk child.

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@j49316c, you might consider volunteering at a local hospital. Often those jobs turn into full-time positions. 

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Re: Copy editor

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@klingler45, do a  Google search for freelance copy editinig in San Francisco and see what surfaces, i.e., Indeed.com and ZipRecruiter.com

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/candidate/search?search=freelance+copy+editor&location=San+Francisco%2C...

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Re: Senior Fitness Specialist as 2nd Career

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Boomer Barbie, you are THE BOMB! There is some reason you're still here, lady! You're strong, smart, talented and caring, and there is something for you out there. Why not start your own fitness classes? Is there a free meeting room at your local library. See what types of responses you get if you'll send to your email list (tell them to pass the word along) and post a note in the local grocery stores. I don't think you're done yet! Check out this article that I found online: 

https://www.nfpt.com/blog/10-rules-successful-home-fitness-trainers-marketing

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