Retired, but still looking for part-time work? It can be hard for older individuals to find work in today’s day and age when it’s all about “Millennials.” Bankrate.com listed the top ten best part time jobs for retirees:
- Consult or freelancing – According to Dick Dawson, VP of CareerCurve, many consulting companies need people to come in and work on a project basis. Other establishments, especially those that are downscaling, look for freelancers to fill gaps in their staff.
- Same job, just part-time – Many professional jobs allow for a phased transition to retirement, in which you may work fewer hours each year over several years. Or, keep your former employer as a client and work part time.
- Professional Researcher – Researchers who can help scholars find the studies or do the data gathering they need to complete their research projects can be in high demand at certain times of the year. Let departments related to your area of expertise know you’re available.
- Government Jobs – Many Government jobs offer seasonal and part-time work. Visit usajobs.gov to start. You may also find appropriate work in state, county and city governments as well.
- Seasonal Employment – Retailers are always hiring part-time workers during the holiday season. Search for companies that carry your interests, whether it be clothing, sporting goods, etc.
- Head to the ball game – Many sports teams hire workers seasonally or part time. These kinds of jobs can run the gamut from ushering spectators to their seats to running the front office.
- Customer Service – Older individuals excel at customer service or have other transferable skills. Flexjobs.com, for example, lists several part-time telecommuting positions suitable for retirees, who would still have the flexibility to travel and enjoy their retirements.
- Find employment with what you’re good at – Look at what you’re good at and enjoy, then find a way to make money from it. If you’re handy around the house, you may be able to find work helping people clear their sinks, put together their bookshelves or other little tasks around the house
- Start teaching or become a tutor – Many organizations need class instructors. For enrichment (non-credit) classes, oftentimes the only credential you need is experience. Try your local college or university, art center, or parks and recreation center. If you have aptitude and patience, you can tutor local students in math or English.
- Start an online business – You can sell your prized doll collection on eBay or use Craigslist to get rid of your furniture. But to build a sustainable source of income, establish a Web presence around an area of expertise and then sell ad space and related items.
Do you work part time after retirement? Let us know what you do in the comments below.