#BeTheRippleblogs - showing kindness to yourself when transitioning from the workplace to retirement
Are you recently retired, or looking to retire? If so, perhaps you still hope to work in some way. Sharon Wagner encourages you to be kind to yourself in your job search during retirement with a piece entitled 'Showing Kindness to Yourself When Transitioning from the Workplace to Retirement'.
You can contact Sharon via her website: https://seniorfriendly.info/
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Showing Kindness to Yourself When Transitioning from the Workplace to Retirement
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Transitioning from the workplace to retirement can be a wonderful yet overwhelming time. More and more people are taking the decision to continue to do some work during retirement for a variety of reasons: you may need a job to supplement your retirement income, you may feel that you want to use your skills to benefit a cause you believe in, or you may want a job to keep yourself busy. No matter what your reasons may be for working after retirement, it's important that you show kindness to yourself and find a job that still provides free time and flexibility. The good news is there are a ton of such opportunities, and many of these jobs are easy to do thanks to the use of technology.
If you are starting your post-retirement career search, being kind to yourself is vital and considering options is a good place to start:
Consider an Industry That Gives You Options
In your previous career, you may have acquired a variety of skills and experience. So why not search for a job in a sector that allows you to make the most of that expertise? If you want to work in the insurance industry, for example, there are many fields to choose from. If you have customer service or people skills, working as a sales agent, a claims adjuster or an education specialist could be the right retirement job for you. Before getting started, start by learning about the various life insurance options available to retirees.
If you prefer not to interact with customers on a daily basis, you can also find more technical or administrative positions to help you earn income during retirement. No matter what type of work you choose in the insurance sector, you should start by researching companies to give you an edge when preparing for interviews.
Consider a Position That Will Keep You Active
Finding a job is one of the top recommended to-dos for retirees. That’s because having a job during retirement will give you somewhere to go during the day, can provide a sense of purpose, and may also help keep you more physically active - all things that show kindness towards yourself. Some jobs also help seniors stay connected to other people, which can also provide some health and wellness benefits.
Consider a Position That Allows Remote Schedules
If you plan on traveling during retirement or need to work from home, then remote positions may be your best bet for employment. For seniors, some of the most lucrative remote or work-from-home opportunities include customer service, medical transcription, business sales, and administrative support. Becoming a business consultant is also a good option, especially if you have plenty of experience growing a successful business. You can even list your services via online job platforms and let potential clients find you!
Aside from giving you the flexibility to work from just about anywhere, these remote positions can also be beneficial if you are living with a disability. Although employers are legally required to accommodate disabilities in the workplace, working from home may be more comfortable for you at this point.
If you do plan on working from home during retirement or plan on taking your work with you on the road, you should spend some time setting up some productive work habits for yourself. Just like any other job, you need a dedicated office space that suits your work style, a good time tracking method, and a strong internet connection to thrive while working remotely.
Having a job in retirement can give you added income, purpose, and benefits for your health and quality of life. Be kind to yourself and make sure that you spend some time finding the right job for your golden years so that working during retirement doesn’t interfere with enjoying some of the best years of your life.
Thank you so much to Sharon for sharing this piece.
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