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Enjoy Retirement e-Zine, Volume 2 - Issue 23 -- Hot Sector Jobs for Retirees and Those Over 55
November 01, 2011
Enjoy Retirement e-Zine
Volume 2 - Issue 23: 11-01-11Table of Contents:
1. Editor's Comments:
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2. Hot Sector Jobs for Retirees and Those Over 55
The following discussion is based on an article published in foxbusiness.com on October 20, 2011.
Finding jobs for retirees or anyone over 55 is more difficult. With the economy the way it is and the number of younger, more technical astute applicants it can be a daunting process. Many experts recommend that those over 55 highlight their skill set to identify and focus on those experiences that can benefit their potential employer.
Unfortunately, age discrimination does exist. So it is most important to focus on their talents that can help the employer. It is not so much the length of experience as it is the benefits the employer can derive from your skill set.
It is important to be confident and flexible during the interview process. Show that you can work within their system.
Use your contacts. Networking has changed in how it is done, but it is still the best way to find a job. Use your social contacts to look for open positions. The larger the network you have, the better the chance of tapping into the next opportunity.
The Senior Vice President at the National Older Work Career Center and the co-founder of Venturocket.com have developed a list of some sectors that are open and hot for over 55 workers or those seeking jobs in retirement. They are:
3. Best Retirement Ages 65 and Later?
For those concerned about income, the best retirement ages may be 65 or later. Usually, it is best to consult with a financial advisor to help assess how your retirement savings, pension, income and home equity will be able to support you in your later years.
In addition to the financial concerns, many should consider how retirement will affect their psychological health. One would lose their job and title which could be linked directly to their own identity. Moving out of the corporate structure that one has been in for so long can have an impact, as well as losing contact with colleagues. So, it is best to stay engaged for your physical and mental well-being.
For those that are still working, but considering retirement, you may want to check with you company to see if they have a plan to help individuals transition to retirement. Your company may be agreeable to a changing role while you are still employed. This step could help you and your company also.
Go through a self-assessment to determine what you want to do later in life. Talk to your friends and family regarding ways to connect with the things you enjoy.
No matter what you decide, be sure to enjoy retirement jobs, whether it is for income or for fulfillment.
"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today."
Have a great Thanksgiving.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL.
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