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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

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