Employment Services for Older Adults
Job seekers, right now, there are part-time and full-time jobs available. Large retailers and delivery companies – Amazon, CostCo, WalMart, and several grocery and pharmacy chains are hiring people for warehouse, stocking, cashier and delivery positions. In addition, jobs working remotely from home are also available, and increasing significantly. Many businesses and organizations are hiring. A list of companies currently hiring for remote jobs is available on the under the Resources for Mature Job Seekers tab below.
If you are interested in applying for any of these jobs, you need to be sure your resume and cover letter are current, strong and compelling. You will want to be confident and knowledgeable about interviewing -- how best to answer questions, and what questions you should ask. If you want help, please email our employment specialist, Mike Komives or call/text (919) 616-8778.
Being Better than Before: Living a fulfilling and creative life in the new world (Part II)
A free webinar filled with optimism about our futures.
As you look out at this new world, what do you see?
We see the pandemic as both a tragedy—and we hope you and your family are navigating it well—and as an important reminder that we live in a world filled with unexpected changes.
We believe that whatever you intend to do living in this new world you will do it more successfully, more gracefully, even more joyously, if you approach it as the most creative version of yourself, with the goal of being better than before.
We are offering two fast paced and entertaining webinars that will:
- Share new research about the biological changes happening to a 55+ brain that invite us to take on a creative renewal
- Share the creative concepts that will accelerate the growth of your creative capacities.
- Explore the neuroscience behind why we have favorite behaviors and how we can strengthen them
- Guide you in the creation of your personal Being Better than Before plan
Webinar led by:
- Mark Tully, who will help you understand why you favor certain behaviors through by exploring the links between how you think and what you do.
- Carl Nordgren, who will help you embrace that each of us is born with remarkable creative capacities and will share concepts and strategies for growing them.
- Heidi Hackney, who will provide practical tips on how to integrate these creative concepts and neurological insights into your life.
Time: 10 – 11:30 am
Wednesday, July 1
Wednesday, July 8
Register for program by calling the Seymour Center at 919-968-2070. All registrants will receive Zoom ID and passcode via email prior to July 1. Webinar will be fast paced and the hosts will invite your participation.
In person meetings and classes have been SUSPENDED due to COVID-19
For help by phone or email, please contact Mike Komives or cal/text 919-616-8778
- Resumes have changed! Is yours current?
- 50% of all jobs are not posted! How do you find them?
- LinkedIn is a very effective resource. Is your profile strong?
- Age Discrimination exists. Tips for how to address it.
- Guiding your contacts is important. Don’t use your resume.
- Some part-time jobs come with health-care insurance.
- Interviewing – “Why Should We Hire You?”
- You don’t get a 2nd chance to make a 1st Impression. How you look matters.
Mature Job Seekers Resource Guide:
OCDOA Mature Job Seekers Resource Guide (PDF)
List of companies with "remote" jobs:
Working from Home List
Listing of jobs currently available (PDF) updated 7/6/2020
Suggestions for describing both Ideal vs Acceptable Jobs and why this is practical right now (PDF)
Tips for making sure you well prepared to use VIRTUAL programs such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and others (PDF)
To see all of the Department on Aging’s new and modified programs, visit our COVID-19 Resources for Seniors page.
Mature job seekers, for questions, information, or help with your job search or starting your own business contact Mike Komives, Employment Specialist, by phone/text at 919-616-8778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org