When you hate the idea of taking a break from work, read retire then you should do exactly what you want to do, go back to work. Today the scenario at the workplace is completely changing and there is a lot more flexibility in terms of work opportunities and companies are eager to hire experienced people for specific job roles. So, you can go ahead and explore brand new jobs for senior citizens to stay active by getting hired.
If you have made up your mind to take a break from retirement then you have to decide how many hours you are willing to put in, whether you want to go for freelancing, temporary, short-term or part-time. You have spent the majority of your life working and you have earned paychecks for the same, work after retirement fulfills different connotations, it isn’t about the money only, it is about investing time in what you love the most, so working after retirement is not for the money of it, but for the love of working and doing it in a different way within flexible hours. Also, it is important to enjoy what you do, it must be challenging but it must not put undue stress on you. All through your life, you have traveled the conventional path; it is now time to take that road less traveled. You never know what you will discover while exploring this new phase of life.
Best Jobs After Retirement
Make a plan of what kind of senior citizen jobs you are willing to do. If you want to work for a former employer and discuss with him/her about the possible openings albeit something which is different suiting your age, skillsets and time schedules. If that is not what you are looking at, then don’t worry there are other options each one different than the other, catering to your timing and interests.
Here are a few job options to explore,
Freelancing is the new norm of working; you can try a number of job opportunities on a freelance basis, which caters to your experience and skillsets. Freelancing makes working easier as you can work as per your whim, enjoying flexible timings and also a paycheck at the end of the month. You can channelize your expertise, networking skills, and experience to good advantage and consider working for your former employer part-time or for some of the other companies in your field.
If driving around town has been your passion, then you can start working, trying a different type of jobs as per different schedules. Start applying for jobs at companies such as Ola, Uber, Lyft, or Amazon, or you can try driving transport vans, school buses and so on, if you have a license and a passion to boot for driving then this job is for you.
Being a hotel concierge is the cool new thing to do, especially if you work in a city you know too well. The hours are flexible and you can choose to work at different vents, tours, activities, and events. If you know all the happening places in the city, then you have got yourself a second career choice.
If you don’t consider yourself to be an excellent tax preparer, no worries! There are many tax preparation courses you can take online to hone your skills. A tax preparer is a good short-term job you can try on an annual basis.
If you have been a teacher before retiring from an institute can mean, extending your expertise in other places. Yes, you can help students to tackle tough subjects and help them increase their grades or prepare for competitive examinations. You can try online tutoring too, which offers you greater flexible working hours. You get paid by the hour and as they say, once a teacher always a teacher.
Bookkeepers are always much sought-after but nowadays, retirees need to be comfortable using some brand new accounts software programs such as QuickBooks, some of the computer and cloud-based versions, along with Microsoft Excel. They must have a keen eye on attention to detail and possess the right interpersonal skills to know all about the clients/employees.
If writing is your forte and you are conversant with constantly emerging technology, then you can work as an administrative assistant and start as a full-time worker. You do require solid writing skills and acquainted with learning software programs such as Microsoft Office or some of the varied online tools such as Slack. You must be organized and need to accommodate tight ever-changing deadlines.
The good news for newbie retirees is that there are part-time jobs for everyone out there and you must select one according to your professional background, and individualistic skill set. You can work within the confines of your home or go out there making the four walls of an office a comfortable haven, whatever you choose to do, enjoy this new phase of life, you are getting work, spending quality time with your colleagues and as Robert De Niro’s character Ben Whittaker’s character from the film, ‘the intern’ says “The key is to keep moving.” And we add to that line, discover the many joys that different phases of life have to offer.