Social Security isn't meeting the bills so I need to find a job. Where are the good jobs for Seniors?
Are you a member of AARP? If so, check out their website for job ideas and actual job listings. They just had a Networking seminar yesterday at a local hotel, but I missed it. Depending on your skills, also check out Simply Hired, Indeed, Zip Recruiter, Glassdoor, Snag-a-Job, etc., and of course, the jobs board here on Penny Hoarder, especially for remote work.
Here's one idea: Telephone interviewing, easy to get into, interesting surveys, get to talk to people from all over, and usually pays at least $9-$11 or more depending on the company and where you live. The scheduling is flexible, usually evenings but some daytime hours as well. The reason I recommend is that I did that back in my 20s in the evenings for a General Motors division in Detroit (needed to make car payments for my Datsun B210 Honeybee, I’ll have you know!). Later, I did the same type of work for a political survey company and became an editor there.
I'm in my 60s now and have also done it here in Houston but stopped last year because I can no longer work onsite; I can only do part-time remote work now. Many of their employees were seniors, along with college students, etc., a good mix.
Hi Rich, we recently published this story about side gigs that are well-suited for seniors. If you're looking to supplement your Social Security but don't want a full- or even part-time job, maybe one of these apps could help you. Best of luck, and let us know how things work out!
There are so many jobs out there for seniors. Companies are always looking for part time workers. Do an online job search, one of the biggest that I recommend is Indeed. I also always encourage people to make a nice profile on LinkedIn. I would encourage you to make a list skills you have and then search for companies or businesses that match those skills. You can also filter by part-time jobs, seasonal or entry level. If you want to to stay in your areas being a receptionist or checkin person for local business is a really convenient job for things like apartment buildings, doctor's offices or gyms. If you want to work from home, you could do something like customer service or data entry.
@Molly Moorhead I think it is absolutely awesome how The Penny Hoarder publishes so much valuable information to help in almost any financial situation!