A retirement job? To be retired means to not work anymore, right?
Wrong. These days an increasing number of retirees are carrying on with their careers — some to keep earning income, others because they enjoy the challenge. However, continuing to work doesn’t mean that you have to the exact same job as before. Many retirees scale back hours, switch to part-time/contract work, or even change fields completely.
If you’re looking to make a change, the Internet can be an incredible resource for finding a new job. To get you started, here are 10 of our favorite online job boards for retirees:
This site is tailored to job seekers over 50 years old. They combine traditional listings with postings from employers who have been certified as “age friendly” (we’re not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds nice).
This is another job board tailored to seekers over 50 years old. It is linked to a diversity job bank so may be especially useful for minority candidates.
Why visit dozens of job sites when you can just visit one? This is the premise behind SimplyHired, which aggregates listings from other job boards as well as from employer websites. It also allows you to set up free email alerts.
Indeed.com is very similiar to SimplyHired. It also has a powerful search engine and lets you set up email alerts. We recommend trying both sites to see which one you like better.
This 50+ focused job site is actually powered by the Indeed.com search engine. That said, it’s still worth visiting separately since it filters jobs that may be of specific interest to older workers.
Senior Job Bank
This is a smiliar site to Workforce 50 — it’s powered by Indeed.com but contains some original job listings.
Not looking for a traditional full-time or part-time job? Then give eLance a try. This board lists freelance and short-term opportunities across hundreds of fields.
ODesk is another great resource for non-traditional jobs. It it is specifically tailored to people looking for contract help.
Glassdoor is a job site with an interesting twist: it combines listings with data on companies and job functions. If you’ve ever been curious about how salaries stack up at different places, or what employees really think of their jobs, give it a visit.
Monster is great is for its depth of listings. However, sorting through all the filters and advertisements on the site can feel like a job in itself. Still, if you stick with it you may be able to find some listings not posted anywhere else on the web.
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