How to Write a Strong Accomplishment Statement

Resume TipsYesterday, I  introduced the importance of accomplishment statements in a current resume. Today, I’m going to show you examples of accomplishment statements and how to improve them.

A good accomplishment statement should include what you did-your specific actions and the results of those actions. Depending on paper space, it can also include the challenge or problem that initiated the accomplishment.

Below is an example of an accomplishment and how it was improved: [Read more...]

Does Your Resume Include Your Accomplishment Statements?

Accomplishment CARSOne of the things that is interesting about getting older is looking at the various trajectories we’ve taken to arrive at where we are today. This includes work, where we live and relationships.

As I prepare to volunteer at my local library tonight doing resume reviews, I have to chuckle that I started on this particular path over thirty years ago. My husband and I had sold our business in NW Colorado and wanted to move out of the area. He had gone straight from high school to the Army (remember the draft and Viet Nam war.) After his Army days, his step father helped him get a job at Coors in Golden where he stayed until he met me ten years later. He’d never needed a resume. I on the other hand, had bounced around to various jobs and consider myself quite proficient in that area. [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Public Safety

While most public safety jobs are for younger people, there are a fair amount of opportunities for older people. Public safety jobs often require working at odd times of the day or night. The work may require working in isolated situations. The environment may include dramatic conditions. Often the pay is minimal. With that said, age is often considered asset in some public safety jobs. [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Hospitality: Gaming

Retired people have a reputation of enjoying gambling and gaming. In addition to recreation, there are also retirement jobs in the industry. As local governments have looked for creative ways of raise revenue without directly increasing taxes, gambling has become more popular. Gambling facilities are usually connected with Native American Reservations or Tourist Enterprises. Not everyone lives close to a casino, although that has changed significantly over the last twenty years. [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Administration

If you are looking for retirement work, consider a job in administration.

If you have excellent computer skills, good with detail and organized, there is retirement work in administration. Many administration  jobs have been lost over the last twenty years with the advent of the personal computer. Likewise, the computer has given rise to many more tasks than ever before. [Read more...]

Are Your Ready for the World Of Nonprofits After Retiring?

Volunteer for a nonprofit

In many ways, the organizational structure of a nonprofit is similar to a for profit business. According to Shelly Cryer, author of The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference, all nonprofits have a similar structure. (If you are serious about working for a nonprofit, this is the best book on the market.) [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Personal Services: Personal Appearance

Personal appearance includes workers in occupations, such as barbers, cosmetologists (hairstylists), nail technicians (manicurists and pedicurists), make-up artists, estheticians (skin care specialists), electrologists, and image consultants. [Read more...]

Retirement Work with Transportation

For younger and new retirees, transporting material and/or people can be a wonderful way to earn retirement income. Driving is an area where being more mature is considered an asset. Mature drivers are considered more responsible behind the wheel than younger people. [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Personal Services: Hospitality

Do you enjoy serving people and making them feel comfortable? The hospitality industry is huge and offers many opportunities for part time, flexible and seasonal work for retirees. In some cases, travel may be involved.

The hospitality industry spans a great number of situations and positions. [Read more...]

Retirement Work in Healthcare: Work with Equipment

Not all jobs in healthcare require working with patients. With an explosion in diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, there is a demand for people who can install, maintain and repair it.

The jobs below are hand-on working with equipment, requiring good hand/eye coordination, problems solving skills. These jobs are done inside in clean or sterile environments. They may require standing or lifting equipment. Most of these jobs are done during the day, although, there may be on-call or shift work. [Read more...]