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Resources for Work After Retirement

Find advice and help online and in print.

Editor's note: This article is adapted from Kiplinger's Retirement Planning 2008 guide. Order your copy today.

These Web sites and books can get you on the path to a new career.

On the Web
An executive search firm for the nonprofit sector.
A job site for senior executives with an international focus.
Links to jobs as well as volunteer opportunities at charities and nonprofit organizations.
Job listings in multiple categories for workers who are 50-plus.

Search for hourly jobs by zip code.
Connects people age 55 and older with community-service projects.
Job-hunting tips and job postings for workers who are older than 50.
A network of retired and veteran scientists and engineers who work for clients on a project basis.


On the Bookshelf

Don't Retire, Rewire, by Jeri Sedlar and Rick Miners (Alpha, $19). Five steps to fulfilling work that fuels your passion, suits your personality or fills your pocket.

Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life, by Marc Freedman (PublicAffairs, $25). Freedman is founder of the Civic Ventures think tank.

Portfolio Life: The New Path to Work, Purpose and Passion After 50, by David Corbett and Richard Higgins (Jossey-Bass, $25). Corbett is founder of Boston-based New Directions, a career-services company for senior executives.

Test-Drive Your Dream Job: A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding and Creating the Work You Love, by Brian Kurth (Business Plus, $17). Kurth runs Vocation Vacations.