Many people retire so that they never have to work again. Others think they will enjoy the time off, but find out soon enough that a part-time job would suit them well. If you are retired and searching for part-time employment there are many things you can do to improve your chance of success.
Here are three things to keep in mind when searching for a part-time job during retirement:
Get in touch with past employers that you enjoyed working for. While you may not want to apply for the type of position that you held in the past, you may qualify to do something else – on a part-time basis. Not only will you be familiar with the company and your responsibilities, but you may be able to join up with past friends once again.
Search online to ensure that you have access to plenty of opportunities. In addition to third party sites (such as Monster.com) that feature job openings from many companies, you can access employer websites directly. Either way, when you search online you should be able to find open positions that suit your needs.
Start your own business. This may not be considered “part time” in many cases, but you do have the ability to control your own hours. This can be tricky, so make sure you are careful about the opportunity you choose. The last thing you want is to be searching for a part-time job, but end up starting a business that commands 40 hours per week or more.
Choose a job that you will enjoy. Before retiring, you may have worked a job that did not put a smile on your face. After all, you had to make enough money to support your family and lifestyle. In retirement, you want to find something that you will enjoy. Rather than opt for the first job that comes along, hold out until you find a job that really gets you excited.
It is not all about the money. As noted above, you don’t want to take a job during retirement based solely on how much it pays. While more money is always a good thing, you want to make sure you enjoy the tasks that you are responsible for as well as the people you work with. Don’t let big dollar signs cloud your vision.
If you are interested in finding a part-time job during retirement the above tips will work in your favor. Many people retire with the thought that they will never work again, but soon enough they are reaching out to past connections and searching online for a part-time position.
Working part-time is a great way to stay active, make some money, and hopefully bring additional excitement to your life.