How to Find a Job When You’re Retired

Looking for a job is a job in and of itself. But as we age, it is often assumed that finding a job gets even harder. This may be true if you are trying to complete with a younger demographic looking for a job with the same criteria.

But what if retirees, or those close to retirement, looked at a segment of the market that actually benefited them more than those who are younger. In reality, sometimes being older can give you a distinct advantage when it comes to finding a job.

Here is an example. Retirees can take a part time, temporary, or project-based job that doesn’t come with benefits. These jobs may be readily available since younger workers need to find a job with a full benefits package in order to care for their family.

It is important, regardless of age, for you to show a prospective employer the upside of hiring you. Here are a few tips to help you find a job in retirement:

  • Update your resume and post it on job sites.
  • Keep up with technology, staying current with technology lingo by taking classes at a library.
  • If you can’t find work, volunteer to stay active and build your resume.
  • Network, both in person, and on networking sites online.
  • Check out AARP for additional tips and advice.

Bottom line, it’s never to late to look for work, you just need to change your approach and narrow down what you are looking for and what is available for someone in your stage of life.

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About cozbycpa

Heather L. Cozby is a CPA on the South Shore and Cape Cod. The managing partner of Cozby & Company, LLC, Heather has the resources and experience necessary to provide quality professional services on a timely basis and at a reasonable cost. She specializes in tax planning & preparation; audit, review & compilation services; management advisory services; bookkeeping; and accounting. Her unique niche is in working with homeowners’ associations and condominium trusts, advising with rental real estate, and providing outsourced financial consulting for mid-sized companies. She is more entrepreneurial than most accountants, and offers the best of both worlds - providing the services of a larger firm while retaining the ability to connect with her clients on a personal level.
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