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Part II: Sample Resumes for People Retur... > Chapter 12: Resumes for People Retur...

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CHAPTER 12

Resumes for People Returning to Work After Retirement

Whether financially strapped or simply bored, retirees returning to work need to deal with a period of unemployment as well as the possibility of appearing “too old.” Unless the retirement has been very short, a functional format is often the most effective approach.

RESUME 64: SHEILA ADJAHOE; UPPER MARLBORO, MD

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Strategy: Present a strong Relevant Skills and Experience section that perfectly keys in on the skills she wants to use in her second career.

RESUME 65: BEVERLY BASKIN, ED.S., MA, NCCC, LPC, CPRW; MARLBORO, NJ

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Strategy: After 20 years with one employer, this individual took an early-retirement package but quickly grew bored. The functional format is effective at highlighting her skills.


  

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