Retirement jobs. Many of us find that we need more income after retirement. Others find they miss the companionship, productivity and structure of having a job. If you want to look for a job a few months or years after your retirement, the information on this page should be useful
Finding a job is not always easy. When times are tough and the economy is shedding jobs, you may be competing with workers who are much younger than you are. But do not let that scare you.
When times are tough, companies still need to get work done. They may be hesitant to add full time jobs until an economic rebound has become solid but they are often willing to add a part time or temporary worker. That worker can be you. Some companies that have found 'older workers' are good hires because:
For these and other reasons, a number of companies now go out of their way to hire experienced (older) workers. These companies are a good place to start looking for Retirement jobs. ( You will find a list of some of those companies at the end of this page.)
Resumes are really important for older workers. Before you start job hunting - even for a part time job, bring your resume up to date. After you have done that, you may want to to revise ('tweak') it so your resume is targeted towards the job you want. This is particularly important for an older worker.
A good resume is important in any job search but it especially important for an older worker. Do not 'blow this off' even if you are just looking for part time work. A job is a job...is a job...is a job and those who hire choose to interview those with the best resumes.
Of course your resume needs to be geared toward the company and specific job you are seeking. If you have worked in sales for years but want to apply for a job where your knowledge of tools and home repair are important, you need to get those skills highlighted in your resume.
Recast your work experience so it shows relevance. You must make any new job direction look credible. You need to be able to
For example. If you are apply for a store sales position, you need to highlight any 'people skills' you gained in your other jobs. Taking time rewriting your resume can make or break your application. It is worth getting some advice on this important task.
There are many Resume writing companies. You can even find a Free Resume Builders on line. Remember, you need to gear your resume for the company and job you seek....
Here are some of the better corporations known for hiring those over age 50:
Click here for an Index of articles on this site.