Retired, Want to work, but feel it would be difficult to find a job?
by Larry Steward
I have a feeling there are people in this forum who would like to earn extra money in retirement but are discouraged from even looking for a job. I agree there are many reasons for discouragement, age discrimination being the big one. However, there are many methods and techniques that are much more effective and less stressful than answering ads and sending resumes.
I have a background in career management although I left that field to start my own business in property management some years ago. I am still engaged in property management work now in South Carolina during my retirement years but I joined this group and accepted Wendy’s invitation to serve as a contributing writer because I am also in the process of creating an online coaching service to specifically help people in retirement who plan to continue working. I love what Wendy has developed with this forum and especially appreciate her creative thinking. I hope I can extend her effort to help people who may be experiencing problems of finding a way to make money hopefully doing something they would love to do.
Once information is shared, I encourage anyone reading their posts along with me, to participate in adding your suggestions. I have lead workshops drawing on the techniques of group brainstorming and effective networking where helpful contacts are offered, creative suggestions come forward, and out-of-the-box ideas magically appear to move people towards the target are aiming for. I’m confident this can work like magic here too if we can keep it on track with more and more participation. I’m willing to give it a try if others are. What do you say?
I invite anyone who wants to experience the magic of group participation to step up and tell us what it is you are aiming for and what issues can we help you brainstorm?
I’m looking forward to some active participation.