Finding good work can be difficult for older, not-technical people who’d rather retire. Here's my best advice.
Older applicants may fare better and be more motivated in these niches:
After having identified your job target, of course, the next step is a solid job search.
Most of what’s needed to land a good job is applicable to people of all ages:
Here are tips for older job-seekers:
More aggressive tactics
Only some people find the following approaches doable. If you're reticent, you may be better off not using them. Such people generally fail at them or procrastinate and beat themselves up so much over it that it’s better to stay with the standard approaches above. Many people, including older ones, do land jobs that way. But if you’re curious, read on:
Many older people are unable to get hired for something decent, so they figure their best option is self-employment. But people nearing the end of their work span and who haven’t been successfully self-employed are at risk of running one of the many new businesses that quickly go out of business. So it’s usually wise for them to use these filters for choosing a business:
A few examples of businesses that follow those three principles:
As I reread this, I feel a little sad, that after having survived a workspan's later years and having probably contributed a lot, many people still need to make more money, and under constraints. I hope that, whether you’re working for the money, to add meaning to your life, or both, this article helps.