Working after Retirement – Reinvent Your Career

After decades of hard work, retirement may be a welcome respite from the day-to-day grind of the 9 to 5 routine. However, for some, not having a full plate of interesting activities may come as an unwelcome feeling after the wave of relief slowly fades during the first few months of retirement. Work, as contradictory as it may sound, suddenly seems like a good alternative. Here are some options you may want to consider. Find a part-time job. Look to the industry you have worked in before and see if there are any opportunities for part-time employment in your previous field. You could consider working for a former employer or a competitor – anyone that is looking for your skills, but on a part-time basis. Or you may want to consider a change altogether, looking for job openings with small businesses in your community that are seeking part-time help.

Consider seasonal employment.

Anything from golf courses, ski resorts to restaurants and working in vacation communities at non-peak times, are all jobs that require short-term, seasonal assistance. During peak times – or when college kids go back to school and small business are looking for non-seasonal help, this is your opportunity to apply for short-term, seasonal jobs. For instance, for those who happen to have a knack for showmanship and good sense of presentation, a job as a tour guide could prove to be a very fulfilling experience. Become a contractor. As with part-time jobs, businesses are always looking for specialized skills sets, but perhaps not on a full-time basis. This may be a good opportunity to promote your services as a contractor, providing you the opportunity to work within a flexible schedule – all a good fit for the retiree. Volunteer. This is a terrific way to stay active, while also a rewarding experience.

There are countless organizations in every community – from hospitals, food banks to shelters and more that require assistance from the volunteering community. Consider a cause that is close to your heart and look into opportunities to lend your support. This will not only fulfill you work-wise, but heart-wise. After the initial period of relaxation that comes following years of being in the workforce, there are still an innumerable amount of opportunities for those that want to re-engage in the workforce, and still enjoy the relaxation of retirement.

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