The traditional notion of retirement, where one stops working completely and enjoys leisure time with friends and family, is obsolete. Surveys find that about two-thirds of workers view retirement from a full-time job as an opportunity for continued productive employment. Nearly seven in ten workers expect to continue to work full-time or part-time/temporary jobs following retirement from their main jobs, including 15% who expect to start their own business. Only 13% expect to stop working entirely.
Among today's workers who have retired from their primary job but are still in the workforce, 54 percent went back to work because they needed income.
Practical Steps to Help You Find Employment
- If you are still working, talk to department heads/hiring managers at your employer before retiring and make sure they understand that you are available for project assignments after you "retire." It’s the hiring managers that make these decisions, and they are the HR department's clients. Build a departure network. That doesn't mean you shouldn't also connect with appropriate managers within HR. Do this as well.
- Outside of your former employers, you must be able to identify your value to prospective consulting clients or consulting firms to appropriately market yourself. To do this, you should:
- Assess your experience, skill sets, general knowledge, etc.
- Assess how your experience translates to marketable skills of value to their needs.
- Identify potential market opportunities.
- Look for a place to start as a consultant.
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