Workers when anticipating retirement from a long held job, will know how they want like to spend their next five, ten, or fifteen years. Many will look for another job. And for most, this will be different from the former job, but not always. When they have remained optimistic and hopeful, perhaps they will want to continue on in the same type of work, but others will want a change of pace, slower, more reflective of their creative talents, less stressful, and more fulfilling.
How to find a second job begins with knowing what is available, how to go about getting hired, and where to search. Form many, those who need to work to supplement their retirement income, there may be fewer choices. They will have to settle for what is available at this later state in life. Those fifty and above and who are contemplating retirement and who will be looking for another job, would do well to sign on to AARP (American Association for Retired Persons). Their magazine is full of tips for finding that second job.
Workforce 50 is an online site that has advice on how to find work when older. They start out by showing researchers how to job search. In particular, they recommend two ways, “Quick Search by State and Advanced Job Search”. Once these are understood and used on a regular basis, then job searching will be second nature until the right job will be found. Quick search by state is to give searchers an idea of what is available and where the job is located; advanced job search hones in on the way to search. As an example, if this method does not work, try this, or that.
Older workers need be aware that many new jobs will require a certain amount of training. No one can just slip seamlessly into a new job without at first learning the basics of what is required. This may too grueling for many weary and often overly tired workers. Maybe they would rather settle for some at home work experience where they can leisurely work at their own pace.
After all the years of the daily grind, they must be somewhat tired and in need of a simpler work experience. This fits in well with most older retirees. They have been there with the large companies and have had enough of the corporate mentality, and while still needing to keep busy by working profitably, prefer something less stressful.
What is available for this type of worker? One very obvious choice is writing. Possibly they can turn their past working experiences into articles that will be purchased by magazines and newspapers. Or maybe their writing takes other pathways but still will lead to a second, less stressful, but desirable work. Helium is well stocked with retired workers who find relaxation, enjoyment, and an income from their daily participation at writing about what they know.
Those who like being around people and are less literary, fin part time work filling in as clerks at grocery stores, as gas station attendants, as billing clerks, as medical transcriptionists, as nurses, as receptionists, or whatever, depending upon prior training and career choices. Any of these work choices may fit the bill and may be the way to go to work less, but still work.
The best tips for older workers looking for that second job is to be patient, survey available options and weigh them against one’s emotional needs, as well as the necessity and the probability of landing such a job. Older workers need to be realistic about who will hire them, how valuable they are to the business community, and whether or not what experiences they are offering, is what is being accepted.
Not finding that often leads retirees to follow their own ideas and working profitably by puttering around at whatever interests them each day. Sometimes this kind of mind set allows retirees to set out into newer fields of endeavor. They’ve surveyed the fields and have learned the tricks of the trade and now are ready to coach others as to becoming much better at what they do.
All it takes to find that second job is ingenuity and a belief in self. Those at retiring ages are well known to be well equipped along these lines. Inward looking, at this stage of job hunting, is as important as outward searching, although ideally both methods are employed.