A new study reveals that 60% of workers over the age of 60 plan to continue working after retirement. While some hope to stay at their current job, others plan to look for completely new work. Regardless of what you plan to do, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open with your employer.
Here are several tips to help retirement-age workers find success in their job search:
Highlight experience: Older workers should take advantage of their age and play up the strengths associated with having more years of experience.
Stay current: If going back to school isn’t an option for you, there are many seminars and workshops available to help increase your skill set and marketability. Always be on the lookout for new ways to benefit the company.
Network: Mature workers gain the advantage of broadening their professional network from being in the industry for so many years. Consider reaching out to former colleagues and clients for possible opportunities.
Part-Time: It is not uncommon for retirees to pick up part-time work. To find the job that’s right for you, check out job boards, staffing firms and other online resources.
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