AARP launches 'My
Dream Job Contest' to help 50+ workers
realize Career Dreams
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
-- Looking for a new job? Do you have the
desire to start your own business and be
your own boss? Do you need to retool to
remain marketable in today's job market?
AARP today announced the launch of the AARP
My Dream Job contest, aimed at helping those
age 50+ get into their ideal career path.
AARP is looking for people to share their
vision of a perfect job at 50+ and giving
them a chance to kick-start a new career.
Categories for entries are as follows:
Do you want to take your talent and
experience through a different door?
Now that the birds have left the nest, are
you ready to spread yourwings?
Do you want to be your own boss and release
your entrepreneurial spirit?
Have you lost your job but not your way?
Do personal responsibilities and interests
make flexible work options appealing to you?
Retired and the Restless
Daytime soap operas not enough? Need a
creative outlet or way to pad your
"The 'My Dream Job' contest highlights the
desire on the part of 50+ workers to remain
working past traditional retirement age in
new and different ways and employers who
recognize the value of this workforce will
have a competitive advantage." said Deborah
Russell, Director of Workforce Issues for
Deadline for entry submissions is December
1, 2007 and 6 winners will be chosen in
January 2008. Winners will chronicle their
path to success on the AARP My Dream Job
community site for jobseekers 50+ and be
featured in a 2008 issue of AARP The
Magazine. They will also receive:
Consultations with a career coach to help
them pursue their dream job
-- A new laptop computer
-- A $500.00 American Express gift card
-- Travel and accommodations for two to the
2008 AARP Life@50+ National Event & Expo
enter the My Dream Job Contest and view
official rules, visit