Friday, October 24, 2008

Best Jobs for Retirees

Before you can get hired, you must believe that you would be a great asset to any organization and that an employer would be well-served by you. Yet that's often easier said than done for older workers, many of whom face a range of fears about their employability. 3 main concerns from older workers:

1) "I'm old and I'm positive nobody will hire me because of age bias." That's right, age bias—the gray ceiling—definitely exists, along with plenty of other biases in our society. Some people will not hire you because of it, which is an unfortunate reality. Don't succumb to it or throw in the towel. You don't need every employer to want you; you need only one to say yes -- and surely one is out there that recognizes your age and experience as an asset.

2) "Everyone says I'm over-qualified for the positions I'm seeking." When you hear those words, don't hang up the phone or walk away. You have an immediate, confident response, which is, "I believe I'm well-qualified and I'd welcome the opportunity to address your specific concerns about my ability to excel in this role."

3) "My computer skills are OK, but not great." That's definitely a legitimate issue if you expect to work from home or in an office where computer use is a major part of your job. But keep in mind, it's by no means limited to someone who's 60 or 70. I'm 37 and my computer skills probably wouldn't measure up to a hot shot who's 10 years younger, so all of us have to think about this. Don't assume it'll fix itself or that an employer will overlook it; tackle it head on by taking a refresher course at a community college, a vocational training center or even online. Not only does it look good that you've got current skills, but employers appreciate people who are lifelong learners. Instead of focusing on the negative—"My skills aren't great"—turn that thinking into a positive—"I'm a quick study and I'm always willing to learn."

Once you're confident in yourself and you're armed with the language to tackle some of the challenging questions, there are several places you can look for opportunities Read more

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Part Time Jobs in Atlanta, GA & Rutland, VT

Part time jobs offer the flexibility that many retirees are looking for. Check out these two new job opportunities from ContinuingCareers!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Retirement Job Interview Advice

Retirees: Things to Avoid at Your Retirement Job Interview

  • Show up unprepared
  • Have nothing to say
  • Say too much
  • Trash a former employer
  • Give too many personal details
  • Fidget or bite your nails
  • Bring only one copy of your resume
  • Sit before you’re offered a chair
  • Show up late
  • Discuss money, time off or benefits unless an offer has been made
  • Ask no questions
  • Get too comfortable
  • Give vague answers
  • Use foul language
  • Forget to shake hands
  • Fail to follow up
  • Fail to send a thank you note

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Best Paying Jobs for Retirees

The staff at has put together our annual list of the best paying jobs for retirees.

Healthcare Technician
Teaching Assistant & Aide
Contract & Temporary Professional
Merchandise and Grocery Retailing
Specialty Retail Sales
Accounting & Finance and Tax Preparers
Banking & Lending
Car/Van/Light Truck and Bus Driver
Customer Service Representative
Non-Profit Services Delivery & Administration
Insurance & Investment Services
Home Care
Office Clerical Work
Franchise Business Owner

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Military Retiree Second Career

Are you a veteran looking for a career or a transitioning military member beginning your job search? Finding the right job can be an intimidating task. Consider using MOAA as a resource. MOAA stands for the Military Officers Association of America.

MOAA offers The Officer Placement Service (TOPS) to its members. TOPS provides a broad range of assistance for members and their spouses during career transitions. When you're ready to take that next step, make TOPS your first stop.

Remember, civilian companies are looking for highly trained professionals with well developed leadership skills. Search for progressive companies who are committed to recruiting retired military members because of your strong work ethics, skills and training.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Part-time Retirement Jobs

If you are retiring, you might not be ready to hang up your employment hat just yet. Part-time jobs for retirees are more common today, and companies are looking for someone who is experienced and responsible. The current generation of retirees is redefining what it means to be retired – both out of necessity and choice. Many recent surveys show that 60 – 90 percent of retirees will work after their retirement. If you're looking for a full or part-time job after retirement, start your search at

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jobs for Retirees

Baby Boomers will fundamentally reinvent retirement. Half of adults between the ages of 50 and 70 said they are interested in taking jobs now or in the future to help improve their quality of life. Many people believe that staying on the job is one way to stay healthy.

More employers are interested in hiring seniors, and some are even setting up special recruiting programs for retirement jobs to attract older workers. Many recent retirees have become consultants and temporary employees. Use the expertise you developed during your career to offer short-term consulting or freelance services to companies that prefer to hire contract employees on special projects. Register with an agency and start temping. Temporary employees("temps") are used by many businesses to supplement full-time staff or to help out with special projects.

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