- Step 1: Talk to your employer Talk to your current employment about post-retirement work opportunities. You may be able to find a post-retirement job where you already work.
- TIP: Ask your employer about a part-time or flextime work schedule to match your work to your personal needs.
- Step 2: Consider part-time work Consider part-time work. Library assistants, customer service representatives, school bus drivers, crossing guards, and restaurant and cafeteria workers often work part-time hours.
- TIP: There are many jobs for seniors in the healthcare industry.
- Step 3: Consider consulting Become a consultant. Seniors who held pre-retirement executive and managerial positions may be able to obtain consulting work.
- Step 4: Start your own sales business Start your own sales commission-based business. Some companies use self-employed salespeople on commission or contracts.
- Step 5: Consider temporary work Consider temporary work through agencies. Temp agencies place workers with employers for a fixed time.
- Step 6: Consider freelance work Look for freelance writing jobs online. A retired teacher might market lesson plans and curricula, for example.
- Step 7: Consider owning a franchise Consider franchise ownership. No formal education is required to own a franchise, but you will be required to come up with a large personal investment.
- FACT: Did you know? Between 2006 and 2016 the senior workforce is expected to grow at five times the rate of the overall work force.
You Will Need
- A current employer
- Executive and managerial experience
- A temporary agency
- A computer with internet access
- Personal investment