How in the world can your index finger get seniors employment for you, or anyone? Let’s get back to that in a minute.
First a question! Are you a senior citizen and are you looking for a bona fide job? Or are you just sampling the waters and thinking that earning a few more dollars monthly will be a great sidekick for medicare or a pension?
The economy is tough right now. And living on a fixed income, as most seniors are, is an ongoing adventure in financial mathematics. Aging is not a dream. It is a very real event that finds everyone in time. But it does not disqualify anyone from the seniors employment market.
Why don’t we rephrase that statement. Because, as a senior, you most probably are out of running for some jobs. Maybe you won’t be able to do much heavy lifting or unloading, but that kind of labor is actually in the minority of senior job opportunities.
Let’s talk about your index finger now? Have you ever peeked into the cockpit of a commercial jet liner. Maybe you could see into it when you boarded a plane for a trip and the cockpit door might have been open.
That’s the nerve center of the airplane. It’s full of a thousand or more switches, buttons, levers, dials and other unknown equipment. Have you ever seen a commercial pilot with the biceps of Hercules. No, and do you know why not?
Because all the effort that’s required to operate the plane from the cockpit is mostly done with an index finger.
Do you get the point? Most seniors employment does in fact need a bit of physical activity, but the vast majority of jobs require much more in the way of mental dexterity.
Business leaders today are becoming more and more aware of the basic tenet, “senior citizens are a natural resource.” That’s you!
Just like the pilot of an air liner, you, as a senior, spent a lot of years learning how to live and work in today’s world. You probably had many jobs of work. All the actions you performed over the years of your life have undoubtedly given you a very diverse education in a bunch of fields.
And most of those fields can be used in any seniors employment you target for yourself. Think about it! You’ve learned how to live on a paycheck. That’s real battle field book keeping under fire.
You’ve dealt with coworkers and personal family members. That’s sales, customer relations, and real people negotiations. You’ve shopped and purchased merchandise. That’s buying and budgeting.
Dig into your own experience deeper, and you will find an array of jobs and real life experiences that you’ve had that qualifies you for most jobs that are out there. You’re a senior citizen and you’re a natural resource.
You may not be able to fill the position of being the pilot captain of a commercial air liner, but there exist many job openings that you can not only fill, but excel at. Go for it! You’ve got the hands on training and experience to back you up.