Most 55-plus job seekers return to the job force for one of three reasons: boredom; to explore a hobby, interest or passion; or to supplement their retirement income. In 2005, Career Journal, a supplement to the Wall Street Journal, reported that seven million retirees had left their jobs only to eventually return to the workforce. But before your dive into your new part-time job, consider the following:
If it’s been awhile since you worked, you may need to upgrade your computer skills or other skills to be marketable.
Is the field you are entering likely to change? If so, how will your job evolve?
Call in the reinforcements — use your experience to rally the troops, network, and help you find a job that will be the right fit.
Become the purple cow
The purple cow is a marketing concept that says in order for companies to compete in the marketplace, they must have some sort of unique selling proposition to get buyers’ attention. The same principle applies to a part-time job search. There are probably dozens of other candidates, if not hundreds, applying for the same jobs that you are.