If you've been retired for a while and you're considering getting back in the work force, here's some advice for job hunting:
• Consider returning to school. If you aren't comfortable with your computer skills, for example, take a course at your local community college to catch up.
• Limit your résumé to two pages or less and tailor it to the type of work you're looking for. It's not necessary to list every job you've ever had; sum them up in one paragraph. Instead, focus on the skills you've acquired during your career and how they will benefit a future employer.
• Don't assume you know it all. When you interview, ask questions and focus on how your skills would be a good fit for the company you're interviewing with. Don't focus on previous job titles. Employers want to know how you can help them now.
• Try to pre-empt any concerns about your age by showing the energy and enthusiasm you could bring to a new job.
Published July 31, 2007