For years, you might dream of retirement. You can't wait until your days belong solely to you, and you're never chained to a desk again.
And yet, when the time arrives, many retirees find that they feel bored and restless. Some even desire extra income to fund vacations or holiday spending. The solution is fairly simple; each year, thousands of retirees seek temporary employment. Along with earning extra income, you can learn new skills and even have fun in the process!
But where should retirees look for seasonal or temporary work? Try the following sources for occasional employment opportunities.
Ask your former employer. Who is more suited to fill your old position than you? Your former employer would rather bring in someone who already knows how to do the job, rather than a newcomer who requires time-consuming training. Contact your old company and let them know you're available to fill in for employees who need to take extended leave, or to work one or two days a week during the busy season.
Sign up with a temp firm. These companies locate jobs for you, so all you have to do is answer the phone when they call! You will pay a commission in exchange for the positions they assign you, but the personalized approach of a temp firm often means you will be matched with well-paying jobs that are ideally suited to your skills.
Start your own business. Offer consulting services in your old field, and you can take on as much or as little work as you want.
Turn a hobby into a cash-producing enterprise. If you enjoy thrift shops and yard sales, you might be surprised to know that you can often resale items on websites like Ebay for a profit! The key is to do your research, carry a smart phone with you to check the going price of certain items, and find yourself a niche of products that is successful for you.
Hire yourself out. Many private individuals will hire seniors to house-sit, pet-sit, or even stay with their own elderly relatives. Check local listings such as your newspaper or Craigslist. Just remember to be careful about meeting up with strangers.
Apply for seasonal work. Businesses located in popular vacation spots often hire for part of the year only. Another option is to apply at local retailers during the fall season, just before the busy shopping season begins.
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