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Jobs and Careers for Over 70s

Category: Miscellaneous, Job Seekers, Health, Work Experience, skills, college, knowledge, contribute, retraining

Jobs and Careers for Over 70s

As an over 70 worker, you may experience limited job opportunities due to both your age and health. That is understandable to a certain extent. However, at VERCIDA we do not think your age should have anything to do with your ability to be hired – just as long as you can do the work for which you are applying. That is why we include over 70s among those who use our website to find their next job.

You might be looking for a new job because of:

  • Redundancy
  • Change in marital status
  • Change in your health
  • A move to another part of the country
  • A desire to do something different

With VERCIDA you can feel comfortable about the job seeking and application process. We do have a number of job listings that you might be very well suited for, depending on your work experience and training. And if you'd like, you can even go back to college for a couple of years for retraining.

Do not let your age discourage you from looking for work. You may be a little slower than you once were, but you can still get the job done. You deserve every opportunity to look for work right alongside your younger peers.

What You Can Contribute

The most important thing for you to remember is that you have both skills and knowledge employers are looking for. It's one thing to go to college and learn book knowledge for a few years; it's an entirely different thing to put that knowledge to practical use. Moreover, if you have been working since your 20s, you have five decades of real life experience any employer would find valuable. What's more, you know the value of coming to work every single day and giving your job your best effort.

Types of Jobs Available

Quite a few industries would be happy to hire over 70s looking for work. One that comes to mind right off the top is the tourism sector. Over 70 workers make ideal tour guides, hospitality agents, information centre staff, hotel greeters, and so on. The retail sector is another very good choice. Might we suggest looking for work at the following types of businesses:

  • What do I like to do?
  • What skills do I have to contribute?
  • How much money do I need to make?
  • Do I have any health issues?
  • How much longer will I need to work?

Another strong area of employment for over 70s is gardening. It is work that is easy to learn and one that older people seem to have a knack for, thanks to decades of personal experience. It is also work that gets you out in the sunshine without requiring excessive amounts of manual labour.

It can be frustrating reaching older age and finding that job opportunities are now limited. Many over 70s remain active both physically and mentally, they want nothing more than to be able to put their skills and knowledge to good use. Whatever the reason that you are considering looking for employment, VERCIDA can help. You can search through our databases to find jobs for 70 year olds.

It is important to remember that as you grow older you gain knowledge and skills which are of considerable value in a jobs marketplace. Once you start looking at what’s available, you will realise that there is a whole world of unexplored opportunity out there just waiting to be discovered.

Whatever hobbies, passions, and interests you might have had throughout your life, there is almost always a way of monetising those things when you get older. Once you start thinking more carefully about what sort of skills and knowledge you possess, you may well realise that you have a lot more potential, and marketability, than you had previously assumed.

Don’t be discouraged by any preconceived notions you might have of what is expected of you. Instead, embrace your age, wisdom, and experience, and let VERCIDA help you to find suitable and rewarding employment opportunities over the age of 70.

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