More and more retirees today are looking to stay employed part time at the very least during their early retirement years. Additionally, an increasing number of retirees are reentering the work force full time for one reason or another.
In today’s economic climate, many retirees are finding it difficult to maintain their previous lifestyle without working at least part time during retirement.
Additionally, with people living longer the need to keep funds coming in has also increased. If you are contemplating working during your retirement you may want to consider the following tips.
If You Have Not Yet Retired, Consider Staying With Your Current Job Part Time
More and more people today as they reach retirement age are staying on in their current positions on a part time basis. This may be a great option for you and one you will want to consider.
Find out what your company’s policy is and take the time to sit down with your boss or human resource department to determine what your options might be. Many companies will offer a nice package and some will even allow you to keep your current level of benefits.
Tips For The Job Search
If you have already retired and are hoping to secure a job you will need to go on a job search. More than likely this is something you have not done in a number of years. Here is a look at what you will need to do.
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- Update your resume. When updating your resume your best bet is to focus on your experience and skills. It is also a good idea to include your current technical abilities. Be careful about including your age or advocating that you are a retiree. Even today some companies prefer not to hire older employees. At the same time however there are numerous companies that seek out retirees for employment.
- If you have been out of work for awhile take the time to reconnect. Taking the time to reconnect with people in your field can greatly increase your chances of finding a job. Finding and connecting with others in your field on the internet can be very beneficial. Social networking is the future. Don’t be afraid to ask for leads and potential job opportunities.
Consider Becoming A Consultant
A great way to bring in income during retirement is to become a consultant in your area of expertise. This allows you to be your own boss and take on business on a case by case basis, still leaving you time to enjoy your retirement, travel, etc.
Consider Temporary Jobs
Another great option for retirees are temporary jobs. When you take on a temporary job you are filling in for other professionals. These job placements can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to a few months and can even in some situations turn into a full time position. Taking on temporary positions can be especially great for those who love to travel and those retires who live in two different locations during the year.