Summer takes on a new meaning in retirement. No longer do you look forward to having a few weeks off in the summer to rejuvenate your mind and body, helping you to return to work with a new attitude.You are literally on vacation every day and it seems more and more people are having a problem with that. A recent AARP Survey says a growing number of retirees say retirement will include some form of work.
So what does summer mean for these people? It means you better brush up on your computer surfing skills if you are going to compete with the younger generation in finding summer employment. Low unemployment and high demand can make this summer a time to pursue a job. Some mainstream sites include CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com.Diane Domeyer, executive director for Office Team at Robert Half International, suggests researching professional networking sites in interesting career fields.This is your opportunity to explore something that has always interested you, but your “day job” kept you from pursuing. However, you will be competing with high school and college graduates so this is the time to play up your experience and reliability. It is also the time not to get hung up on what you did in your “past life”.
You are now retired and if money is not the main reason you are working, it is a time to make working fun. In a survey of full-time employees, 77% said they feel job burnout. This is an opportunity to reduce the stress in the work environment for everyone. There is no reason why you can’t report to work every day with a smile on your face and a helpful attitude. If you don’t like your summer job, you move on to another one. It is time to check your ego at the door and not get hung up on your pay and status but do something that gives you internal satisfaction. Sometimes the best job is not the highest paying job or the one with the most hours.
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