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The Best Jobs for Older Workers

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Older workers looking for a new job might want to consider applying for jobs that are especially suited for more experienced workers.

A new list created by recruitment and staffing provider Adecco Staffing names the top careers for older workers. Another recent survey, also by Adecco, found that hiring managers were three times more likely to hire older workers than they are millennials, also known as those born between 1981 and 2000.

The best jobs for older workers are:

  • Training or learning instructor
  • Financial consultant  or adviser
  • Retail sales representative
  • Local tourism guide
  • Customer service representative
  • Nonprofit recruiter or manager
  • Accounts payable or receivable clerk
  • Administrative assistant
  • Technical writer
  • Quality control engineer

"The rise of mature workers in today's workforce is a direct result of economic and societal factors," said Joyce Russell, president of Adecco Staffing US. "These are individuals who long ago paid their dues, and given their years of experience and work ethic, they make excellent job candidates and strong employees — and the results of this survey show how overwhelmingly appreciated and valued they are by hiring managers.  It's important for mature workers to understand what they want out of a job and to seek out opportunities that allow them to combine their skill sets with their personal interests, while keeping in mind what hiring managers want to see during their interview."

The list was compiled by Adecco based on the responses of 501 hiring managers at U.S.-based companies. 

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