Synopses & Reviews
Working After Retirement For Dummies shows retirees or workers approaching the retirement age how to stay and thrive in the workforce after 65 or even get back into the workforce after officially retiring from a company. Working After Retirement For Dummies also covers new job searching and resume writing/updating; exploration of employer myths, how to overcome them, and the flexibility of various career options, from telecommuting to even job sharing. In addition, Working After Retirement For Dummies shares ways to search for a new job such as through advertisements in newspapers, bargain papers, health centers, senior centers, doctors’ offices, grocery stores, churches, the internet, attend “ un retirement parties, ” utilize referrals, and more. For those purely going back for pleasure purposes, there will be coverage on vounteering in the business or community world.
The friendly guide for retirees who want to get back into the workforce
More than 76 million baby boomers will begin retiring in 2011. Eighty percent of boomers expect to continue working past the age of 65 due to financial and healthcare concerns (seniorcitizensguide.com, 1-06). Working After Retirement For Dummies shows retirees and workers approaching retirement age how to stay in the workforce and thrive after 65 or get back into the workforce after retirement. The book covers new job searching and resume writing; how to overcome employer myths about retirement age workers; and the flexibility of various career options from telecommuting to job sharing. In addition, it also covers nontraditional job search methods that work particularly well for seniors. Even retirement age workers who just want to volunteer their time will find helpful, straightforward advice on getting back to work at any age.
Covers job hunting, resume writing, and career options
Make the most of your golden years and do what you enjoy!
Thinking about going back to work — or staying on the job? This practical guide gives workers who have achieved the big "R" — or are about to — solid advice, from how to stay in the workforce and thrive, to finding that ideal job for the next chapter in your life. You'll see how to manage your money wisely, brush up on interviewing skills, and get the health care you need for the rest of your life.
Discover how to
- Assess your skills and interests
- Find your next job — or start your own business
- Manage your retirement portfolio
- Handle job discrimination
- Understand Medicare
- Explore volunteering opportunities
About the Author
MBA, excels at translating complex financial topics critical to people’s everyday life. She enjoys helping people develop good financial, investing, and tax-planning skills. She designs and teaches online courses on topics such as investing for retirement, getting ready for tax time, and finance and investing for women.
Lita lives in a 55-plus community in Florida and works (and plays) with many people who moved there after retirement, but for various reasons have gone back to work. Some because they were bored, but many because their money just isn’t going as far as they thought. Others have gone back to work to get access to group health insurance, because it is just too expensive to buy on an individual basis.
Lita has over a dozen books on the market, including Streetwise Crash Course MBA, Streetwise Retirement Planning, and Alpha Teach Yourself Retirement Planning in 24 Hours, as well as books on Social Security and Medicare. Lita also is a faculty member in the College of Graduate Business and Management at the University of Phoenix.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Ready to Retire . . . Not!
Chapter 1: The World of Work After Retirement.
Chapter 2: Why You May Need or Want to Go Back to Work.
Chapter 3: Assessing Your Talents for Your Next Job.
Chapter 4: Seeking Help to Determine What You’d Like to Do Next.
Part II: Your Wallet to Your Health: The 411 When You Re-Enter the Workforce.
Chapter 5: Getting a Grasp on Managing What You Saved for Retirement.
Chapter 6: Managing Your Money So It Doesn’t Run Out.
Chapter 7: Collecting Social Security and Going Back to Work.
Chapter 8: Delaying Social Security and Working.
Chapter 9: Trying to Stay Healthy — Before Age 65.
Chapter 10: Exploring Medicare’s Maze of Benefits.
Part III: Finding Your Next Job.
Chapter 11: Rebuilding Your Job Search Skills.
Chapter 12: Surviving the Interview — Especially Those Tough Questions.
Chapter 13: Overcoming Myths About Older Workers During Your Job Search.
Chapter 14: Working 9 to 5 or Not! Exploring Your Hourly Options.
Part IV: Revisiting Your Former Career or Starting Your Own Business.
Chapter 15: Staying on the Job Part-Time.
Chapter 16: Consulting for Your Former Company.
Chapter 17: Consulting in Your Former Industry.
Chapter 18: Buying or Starting Your Own Business or Franchise.
Part V: Knowledge to Philanthropy: Opportunities to Broaden the Mind and More.
Chapter 19: Going Back to College: Expanding Your Knowledge and Skills.
Chapter 20: Volunteering in the Business and Community World.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Top Ten Companies to Work for in Retirement.
Chapter 22: Top Ten Skills for Running Your Own Business.
Chapter 23: Ten (Almost) Great Volunteering Experiences to Take Advantage Of.