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Old 08-30-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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Steve, keep looking - it takes longer to receive an official job offer, but once you are in, you are in (assuming you do a good job, etc.). Patience is a must - they can drag their feet doing the background checks, etc.

Suburban Guy, keep going with your Masters! I don't know, QA sounds like something that is very much needed! Don't quit!

Selhars, very true! I hear the pay is not bad, either.
Thank you! I'm glad you mentioned government and I will definitely start to look into that. I'm just looking for something stable for my twilight years. I figure I can give about 10 more years of hard, good quality work, and then I'll take my chances with whatever I have saved and social security and move to a cheap country overseas.
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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Thank you! I'm glad you mentioned government and I will definitely start to look into that. I'm just looking for something stable for my twilight years. I figure I can give about 10 more years of hard, good quality work, and then I'll take my chances with whatever I have saved and social security and move to a cheap country overseas.
Sounds like a good plan.
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:45 AM
 
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I would advise anyone "older" looking for work, to seek a government job. I don't mean contracting, but working for an actual government entity. They are less discriminatory in their hiring practices.

At 50, I couldn't get a private employer to give me the time of day. But I had lots of interviews for government jobs.
Interesting - I was pretty happy at my current part time job but I bought my late aunt's house which now puts me 35-45 minutes away and the job is 12 hours a week at $12 an hour. To me it was just a paycheck but I do my job well and I enjoyed the work most of the time. Little to now contact with agents or clients. Now they are trying to turn it into a career position which I am not interested in at all including wanting us to meditate for 15 minutes a day and come up with a mission statement. WTH? I have never been able to meditate and I don't have much creativity in me - those are not my gifts.


I updated my resume but it's not easy finding a part time office job where you don't have to work every day and where you don't deal with the public. I am 63 and must work for at least another year or two but I'm really nervous about the whole job search and interview process. I found my current job because my niece works there and I filled in on occasion when someone was on vacation.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:57 AM
 
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Selhars, very true! I hear the pay is not bad, either.
You're joking, right?
Although, I suppose what one considers "not bad" is relative.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:07 PM
 
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Thank you! I'm glad you mentioned government and I will definitely start to look into that. I'm just looking for something stable for my twilight years. I figure I can give about 10 more years of hard, good quality work, and then I'll take my chances with whatever I have saved and social security and move to a cheap country overseas.
Don't overlook Central and South America. Lots of expatriots move to those regions in retirement because of low COL and affordable health care. Good luck!
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:36 AM
 
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I would advise anyone "older" looking for work, to seek a government job. I don't mean contracting, but working for an actual government entity. They are less discriminatory in their hiring practices.

At 50, I couldn't get a private employer to give me the time of day. But I had lots of interviews for government jobs.

I need to do that....
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:38 AM
 
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So much to say as a previous insurance agency owner...that business is a "throw the S against the wall and see what sticks" model. They want you to take all the risk and of course profit off of any written business when you leave.

It's a very tough business. 80% of new agents fail because after you get done writing your friends and family, the REAL challenge starts which is finding a consistent source of new clients.

The insurance industry is decades behind the times when it comes to recruiting and nurturing producers.

BTW, every insurance recruiter and their Mother contacted me when I listed my resume on the job sites. When they saw that I have insurance experience, they thought they would see if I would take another risk on my dime.
Thank you for your input. Much appreciate it!
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