Connect to Work - A New Career

Developing income-generating opportunities. . .
 

Traditional Employment:  The Job Search

  • Cleveland.craigslist.com – includes job postings in the Cleveland area in the “Jobs” and “Gigs” categories.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • Nifty50s – An online job resource published three times per week that aggregates the best job search advice and information for job seekers age 50 and over.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • OhioMeansJobs Centers – A single location providing employment and supportive services from federal, state, and local partners. OhioMeansJobs.com is an online job matching system that brings both employers and job seekers to one easy-to-use website.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • RetirementJobs.com – A search engine that publishes job listings for the age 50+ seeker from thousands of employers nationwide. The website also provides career advice articles and tips on topics including finding a job, self-employment, the benefits of temporary work, working while retired, and more.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • Staffing Solutions Enterprises – A women's owned business enterprise specializing in career matchmaking and recruitment solutions.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • Vantage Aging (formerly Mature Services) – Supports the needs of older adults wishing to age in place and live independently with dignity. It helps low-income adults 55 and older update their job skills and places them in part-time employment.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • Hudson Job Search – Provides short seminars on essential job search and career topics as well as networking opportunities on the first and third Monday evenings of each month in Hudson, Ohio.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • North Coast Job Seekers – A job search support group that provides tools, tips, resources, techniques and networking opportunities to help professionals in transition as well as those who are currently employed but seeking new career options maximize their job search. The group meets the second and fourth Monday evenings of each month in Solon, Ohio.  LEARN MORE>> 
     
  • St. Francis Xavier/Holy Martyrs Churches Employment Networking Group – Seeks to connect those who are looking for employment with contacts who may be able to assist them. The group meets on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday evenings of the month in Medina, Ohio.  LEARN MORE>>
     
Independent Work:  Freelancing and Contracting Options
  • Cleveland.craigslist.com – includes job postings in the Cleveland area in the “Jobs” and “Gigs” categories.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • Freelancers Union – Promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • The Freelancer’s Bible by Sara Horowitz. New York: Workman Publishing, 2012 – Sara Horowitz, founder and executive director of the Freelancers Union, covers the practical details and the broader challenges that freelancers, consultants, self-employed workers and budding entrepreneurs need to know to be successful.
     
  • Flawless Consulting by Peter Block. Third edition, San Francisco: Pfeiffer, 2011 – This go-to book guides consultants on how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others to achieve collaborative, successful results.
     
  • RetirementJobs.com – a search engine that publishes job listings for the age 50+ seeker from thousands of employers nationwide. The website also provides career advice articles and tips on topics including finding a job, self-employment, the benefits of temporary work, working while retired, and more.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • Value-Based Fees:  How to Charge – and Get – What You’re Worth by Alan Weiss. Second Edition, San Francisco: Pfeiffer, 2008 – This book explains how consulting fees are dependent on two things:  the value provided as perception by the buyer, and the intent of the buyer and the consultant to act ethically.
     
Business Ownership:  Enabling Encore Entrepreneurialism
  • Chesterland Innovation Center – Offers workshops and events to help grow businesses.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • Lakeland Community College Entrepreneurship Center – Works in partnership with the Lake/Geauga Small Business Development Center to provide training, seminars and one-on-one counseling sessions to existing and start-up business at little or no cost. It also partners with COSE to offer free access to fully equipped professional space.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • Lakeland Community College Small Business Development Center – Partners with companies to deliver job-related education, training and technical services for area industry, business and government organizations.  LEARN MORE>>
     
  • How I Built This with Guy Raz Audio Podcast Series – National Public Radio’s Guy Raz interviews innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists and weaves a narrative journey about how they built some of the world’s best known companies.  LEARN MORE>>