The key thing is to be honest with yourself about what you want to do. Seek out the islands of opportunity in that vast ocean of vocations. And be open to start thinking of the world of work in a whole different way. Think about this. Over the past few years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics 26% of the available workforce left their job for another. That means that 39 million jobs were open for a period of time. You don’t think there may be one for you? That same agency also pointed out that 6 million jobs went unfilled last year so don’t be afraid to go back to school and acquire some new skills that will lead to a whole new career thought process. Just remember that you are not old just adjusting to a different state of your life. You had value before you retired. Now reengage and find your new personal value proposition again.
Finally once you have found it and are ready to reengage put together your elevator speech to sell yourself to the people you want to work for. Market yourself. Isn’t that what you have always done? Don’t take no for an answer. Yes is just around the next corner. This life is all about adjustments. If you don’t walk that last mile you will never reach YES!