I plan to continue working after I retire. However, I would like to do something completely different. For example, I recently met a retired executive who found a job working for a boat dealership. He delivers new boats to their owners and demonstrates all the features.
Although starting over will undoubtedly be difficult, I am very energetic and have a lot of useful experience. I’m also prepared to take a significant pay cut. My problem is that I don’t know how to convey all this in a job application.
How can I convince potential employers that I would be an asset to their business? Like many baby boomers–
Reading this individual’s question, the first word that popped into my head was volunteer. There are a plethora of agencies out there seeking good, reliable people to help. Volunteering is a good way to network and a wonderful opportunity to try your hand at a position while building experiences to see if it something you truly enjoy. The article also got me thinking about my own retirement. I plan to work for the Universities Garden Hotline. I may be a therapist by day, but I have volunteered my time in many youth gardens over the years. I have taken plenty of freshly grown produce to my local food bank, and spent hours helping and getting to know them and them me. I know they will remember me and direct me to their bulletin board when opportunities come along.