Alongside his wife, Theodore “Ted” Catino began Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation, an auto financing company that he sold in 2011. More recently, Ted Catino founded the job search app GigSmart. Aside from this endeavor, he dedicates his time to helping retirees find work as an interview and transition coach.
The following tips may help you find work after you have retired:
1. Consider a “gig” job. In a gig economy, companies such as Uber and GigSmart rely on independent contractors and temporary workers. The jobs allow you to earn extra money and maintain a work schedule that accommodates your needs and obligations.
2. Embark on an entrepreneurial venture. Look for ways to use your skills to provide services to clients. For example, you can leverage your home-repair expertise to perform maintenance or draw on your knowledge in a specific academic area to tutor students.
3. Offer consulting services. If you possess extensive experience in a specific industry or trade, you can put that knowledge to work by becoming an independent consultant. You can start your own consulting business or apply for short-term consulting positions. Temporary consulting jobs also may lead to full-time employment.
4. Work with a temp firm. These companies help people of all ages and experiences levels. Temp firms work with job candidates to find employment based on their skills and often provide assistance with résumés and interviews.