Are you in search of retirement jobs?
Even though people may say you" you have many miles to go before you think of settling down for good! If you know where to look for them, there are many good jobs just for the right person. It just may as well be you!
First, you must ask yourself this question – "Why would I want to work during my retirement years?"
It is very likely that the first answer on this list would be to earn more money. Your retirement pay may not be enough to pay for your regular bills. What if an emergency arises? Do you have money tucked away for that? Another reason for looking for a retirement job is to "give back" to the community. Or, perhaps you simply want to keep busy. Regardless of the reason, finding meaningful work after retirement is a great idea.
Before you start perusing the want ads, ask yourself some questions before deciding on that perfect retirement job:
- What did you like and dislike about your previous career?
- At your last job, what were you good at?
- What do you miss most about your previous job?
- Do you want to work for an employer or would you rather work for yourself?
- Do you have some unique talents, interests, skill, or hobbies that might translate into a great retirement job? If you to putter around your yard and house, then perhaps you may want to think about working at Home Depot or a Garden Center. Are you an avid reader? Consider working at Barnes & Noble or another bookstore in your vicinity.
- Are your goals financial, personal or a little of both?
- How much time do you want to put into working?
Whether you are looking for full-time or part-time work, the jobs listed below may give you some ideas about what's available.
• Substitute teaching – There is a large demand for substitute teachers. If you are more of the grandmotherly type that likes the little ones, then perhaps you would be suited for elementary education. Moreover, if you are tough enough to handle sarcasm from all the know-it-alls, then it seems like middle school and high school would be your niche.
• Freelance writing and crafting – If you always had the dream of writing from your own home, then perhaps freelancing is something you may want to consider. You can always get your content published on Helium and Associated Content. This has been my dream and after getting a push from my brother, I decided to jump in. I cannot say that I make tons of money, but I get enough for my own personal use. Retirees can also make extra money by making their favorite crafts. You should check with your local Chamber of Commerce to see where there may be businesses you can hook up with that my want to sell you artwork and handicrafts.
• Tour directors – This would be the perfect job for those history buffs out there who love public speaking and history.
• Clerical/Office work/Telemarketing – If standing is rather difficult for you, then perhaps you would like to do some clerical of office work that offers a sit-down position. Answering telephones is also an excellent part-time retirement job. The telemarketing job is also a very good choice because you can sit as you make the calls.
Perhaps a part-time job just is not enough for you. You simply want to keep working as you always have. Here are several suggestions for you to think about:
• Motel/Hotel receptionist – If you like to see people from all walks of life and would like to see their stay is as comfortable as possible, then you may want to consider this position. Many times employers are looking for more mature and stable people to handle jobs like these.
• Fast food restaurants – I am sure that McDonald's, Burger King, Long John Silver's, etc. are always looking for people to give them hours. Now more than ever, you see retired folks working in fast-food restaurants. The environment is upbeat and the pace can be pretty hectic, so it can be an invigorating experience.
• Have you ever thought about striking out on your own and being your own boss? If yes is the answer, now you have all the time in the world to accessing your time to finding your very own job on the Internet. Perhaps you would want to go into Affiliate Marketing. If you are geared toward health and nutrition, perhaps you may think about owning your own health food store on line. There are many possibilities out there!
• Many people are making money on e-Bay. Who's to say that you could not do that, too? If you like going to garage sales, and then selling that merchandise to others you may turn all of your extra time into a full-time income.
• Google Adwords – This may take a little time to set up, but there is big money in partnering with Google to make money. You could easily make this a full-time position.
You may be thinking more on the line of a consulting job. Here are some things to ponder:
• Senior Retirement Practice Consultant – This is an opportunity that has limitless financial growth since there is a sizable client base in order to grow the retirement plans practice.
• Full-time retirement consultant job – Over the last 30 years, this firm has grown from a brokerage house into one of the United States largest and most respected financial institutions just by doing right by their clients. Come and join our team and your service will be well rewarded.
It is not that hard to find a great job for your retirement years. The best thing for you is that you can go in an entirely new direction and explore some of the things that you have always been curious about. You have the opportunity to continue to work for someone else or, if you have that entrepreneurial spirit, you can strike out on your own and start your own business. Have a happy job hunting experience!
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