Here are a few options for post-retirement careers sent in by Sharon from Senior Friendly Info.
Many military retirees have a desire to return to the workforce due to finances, loneliness, or an urge to continue contributing. Regardless of your motivation, here are some lucrative positions for retired military personnel that can easily be found in a computer or mobile search.
Become a freelancer.
Many retirees have decades of experience in a particular field. Whether you’ve been working as a salesman or an engineer, you can continue this work as a freelancer. Instead of being hired for a full-time position, you could perform jobs for different clients. As a freelancer, you set your own hours and don’t have to answer to a boss. If you do follow this career path, make sure to invest in a smartphone that can help you maintain a busy schedule and stay in touch with customers. You can always upgrade your phone if your current one isn’t cutting it. Look for current deals to help you save on your purchase.
Find a position in the insurance sector.
The insurance sector is a great place for retirees to find work. It’s a profitable industry that has a low barrier of entry and hundreds of open positions. You don’t need a degree in a related field in order to make a living wage, either. When pursuing a position in the insurance industry, you can start by researching the highest-rated companies for which to work. For example, Glassdoor has reviews from prior employees to help you get a good idea for which businesses are good fit. You’ll also be able to find information regarding benefits and salaries for companies like LHLIC.
Land a consulting gig.
Every retiree has something in which companies would pay big money for--experience. Don’t be fooled into thinking that young graduates have something more valuable to offer. Companies in every sector are interested in finding retired professionals with decades of experience in their particular field. The challenges you faced in the past are still present, and your solutions are invaluable pieces of information. Feel free to ask around your prior company to see if any consultation positions are open. There’s always a chance you can find your first client before even entering into retirement.
Military personnel who are reaching retirement don’t have to settle for the standard retirement plan. Whether you need the money or still feel a desire to give back, returning to the workforce is a viable choice with many options available.
Written by: Sharon Wagner, Senior Friendly Info