Jan 07, 2020 - 01:03 PM
Why you're looking to return to work may be one of the first questions you're asked, especially if you retired some time ago. If you recently retired, it's possible no one will think to ask you this question. However, it's good to be prepared with an answer either way.
Start out by preparing an answer and writing it down. Answer questions, such as: Why did you choose to retire? Why do you want to go back to work after retiring? If this is a career change, be prepared to speak to why you want to change careers.
You may want to test your answer on friends or loved ones in advance. You need to be able to give a short answer that provides enough detail to the listener, without giving personal information you may not want to share.
If you have a tricky situation, you may want to create more than one answer. Then, test the answers against one another. See which answer gets the best reception.
In all likelihood, you will want to explain that you love working and were very excited to learn about this job opportunity. You believe your years of experience have prepared you to give back to the company in a positive way. However, craft your own story and test it out on friends first!
Apr 10, 2019 - 02:45 PM
In addition to your summary statement, you would want to review your work experience section to showcase your experience and knowledge in a specific field and how this is relevant to today's job market.
Make sure you include a cover letter with your resume that gives more insight to your potential employer about what motivates you to return to the workforce. Here are some tips on how to write your resume and cover letter after retiring.