Retirement Guidance

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

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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.

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14 Responses to Retirement Guidance

  1. Sheree says:

    Sounds like a great plan!

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  2. Your plan looks good. Blogging has turned out to be mine.

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  3. I agree. Volunteering is a great way to start getting experience in a new field. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed working with children until I started volunteering.

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    • msw blog says:

      Volunteering is truly beneficial to all parties involved, and what a wonderful discover to learn you like working with children.

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      • Better children than pets, because I would end up taking pets home with me. Lol. After raising two kids and having four grandchildren, plus working at a daycare center years ago, I really didn’t think that I wanted to work with children anymore. What changed was discovering listening. I was so busy as a parent that I don’t think I really ever listened, but I have spent a lot of time with two of my grandchildren and as they are getting older I really love listening to what’s on their mind. In my past volunteering it was working as a bereavement facilitator and that’s where I really learned to listen. When we retire volunteering is a great way to not only give back to the community but also discover new things about ourselves and just maybe a new passion.

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      • msw blog says:

        lol about the pets, and so true volunteering is a great way to not only give back to the community but also discover new things about ourselves and just maybe a new passion.

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  4. I’m retired, I never stopped working (at least as a housewife ;), but I think that beeing volunteer is the best choise to feel useful and realized

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  5. Geri says:

    Volunteering is perfect, but don’t be surprised if you find you are spending more time volunteering than you did working before you retired.

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