What are the job opportunities for retirees in India?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Miah James



What are the job opportunities for retirees in India?

Retirees can work as consultants with companies in their sector of expertise or they can join NGOs and offer their expert knowledge of how they work.

First, are you physically and mentally capable for the job you want to do? If not, would you take a less demanding and perhaps smaller scale position or job?

Thinking of going back to work out of necessity or desire? If it's financial need, there are self-employment options, some of which are listed below. If it is for social needs, there are other options to create or expand your social activities. However, if you simply want to return to work, you must analyze your fears: I am too old; I am less than ..; what will people say; how can i compete etc. Ins

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First, are you physically and mentally capable for the job you want to do? If not, would you take a less demanding and perhaps smaller scale position or job?

Thinking of going back to work out of necessity or desire? If it's financial need, there are self-employment options, some of which are listed below. If it is for social needs, there are other options to create or expand your social activities. However, if you simply want to return to work, you must analyze your fears: I am too old; I am less than ..; what will people say; How can I compete? Instead, think about your experience, your knowledge, your team skills, your leadership skills, the value you will bring to the organization. If you see gaps in your knowledge, look for courses online. Prepare for your interview to become a confident interviewee. Know your positives and focus on them. Retirees (older people in general) are easily put off by what others say about us. Don't discuss your ideas with people who can only criticize. Plan strategically and move forward.

Self-employment options:

  • Establish yourself as a freelance contractor or consultant. With the knowledge and experience that you have accumulated over the years, you can determine a niche for yourself. If you need to update your knowledge, look for the right online courses.
  • Use the Internet as a tool to earn money. You may need to do a little research to find out what and how. However, keep in mind that this is an area that many people are already using, for example affiliate marketing.
  • Write - Create e-books on topics that many people are interested in, for example DIY books and videos. Self-post in your area of ​​expertise, but try to find an angle that is not overcrowded. Publishers like Amazon are available to you. Do a Google search for others.
  • Consider your skill areas: can you create items for sale? Do some research online to find out about quality and price. if there is a local point of sale for your items: friends, fled market, etc. Make up your mind, get your material, and move on.

All the best

My mom retired last year after a busy and fulfilling 23-year job and moved with me to Chennai. She was never the one to sit idle on any day of the week. When she was about to retire, she had an elaborate list of the things she wanted to learn: driving, swimming, yoga, using social media, banking online, to name a few. She was sure in her mind that she had enough on her list to keep her busy. As it turned out, he has crossed out almost everything from the list (except swimming) in one year. You didn't realize how much free time you would have after you retire. She makes p

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My mom retired last year after a busy and fulfilling 23-year job and moved with me to Chennai. She was never the one to sit idle on any day of the week. When she was about to retire, she had an elaborate list of things she wanted to learn: driving, swimming, yoga, using social media, banking online, to name a few. She was sure in her mind that she had enough on her list to keep her busy. As it turned out, he has crossed out almost everything from the list (except swimming) in one year. You didn't realize how much free time you would have after you retire. She makes phone calls to all of her children and close relatives every day. She also keeps adding new goals to her list now.

Aside from the planned things on the list, she spends most of her time reading on kindle or experimenting in the kitchen. She is proud that she can order and download books on her own without help. She also works hard to eat healthy and make sure everyone around her eats fresh and healthy. Every Tuesday he reminds me to book tickets for the new Bollywood releases coming up on Friday. It is a completely different scenario when you visit your grandchildren. Time flies. I have to call her several times a day to be able to speak to her.

What amazes me the most is the amount of effort she puts into staying relevant and connected to the younger generation after retirement. It may not be very obvious, but she would have watched and gone through multiple iterations to do little things our generation could do effortlessly. Things like operating the microwave or washing machine or searching for the grandchildren's favorite cartoon video on YouTube. He shows me a confirmation SMS of bank withdrawals or online purchases when I return from the office, and the smile on his face as he does so is a blessing. The retirees around us, especially those from humble origins, climb their own hills every day. It is very important that we acknowledge your little struggles and your efforts to contribute and acknowledge it.

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When one chapter ends, another begins, welcome to your new freedom!

Sir, my father is also a retired government servant, after retirement he registered on monster job portal and paid 3000 / - just to build a resume and also registered on many job portals like naukri in fact etc . now what I saw is that you will not get good service from these portal. After registering on these portals, another consultant will take / download the curriculum vitae from your registered portal and call you 15-20 times a day.

the conversation will be like this

"Hello to myself abc calling from the xyz job portal, I'm talking

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When one chapter ends, another begins, welcome to your new freedom!

Sir, my father is also a retired government servant, after retirement he registered on monster job portal and paid 3000 / - just to build a resume and also registered on many job portals like naukri in fact etc . now what I saw is that you will not get good service from these portal. After registering on these portals, another consultant will take / download the curriculum vitae from your registered portal and call you 15-20 times a day.

the conversation will be like this

"Hello to myself abc calling from the job portal xyz, I am talking to rahul (say),

rahul: yes

customer executive: do you work in what company and in what position?

(I was only surprised after hearing the conversation the person who is calling you, did not even glance at your resume, does not even know if the person is retired or not, not even the position at the time of retirement. Know the name and the mobile phone number and most importantly many customer service executive job portals don't even know the company name "Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited")

After correcting them and giving all the details about the previous employer, they will tell you that "we are having a vacancy in this and that company, all you need to register and pay the fees." Just to try your luck, you may pay once, but I am sure you will not get a satisfactory answer after paying the fees and it will irritate you.

I complained many times to the HRD minister regarding these job portals, but the solution was ZERO as my father paid almost 10,000 / - to different job portals.

so i finally told my dad to just relax and enjoy retirement life

But suddenly came the government vacancy for a retired person. I asked dad why don't you try this advt and fill out the form try your luck and he's finally working under a 36-month contract at the miniratna company.

My advice to you sir is this: if you want to do a job after retirement, look for government jobs for retirees only under contract.

Also give Monster or Naukri a try so you won't regret why you've never tried it, but you should also be ready to pick up the phone 15-20 times a day.

Now that you are retired, you can do all the things you enjoy.

Have a happy retirement!

I've worked in the retirement fund space for a while and the reality is that most people won't be able to sit back and relax after retirement. Some things I've seen people do to improve their inclination in retirement:

  1. Many people of retirement age are cash poor but asset rich. Many have paid for properties and rent rooms or outbuildings to tenants or small businesses. Someone I ran into was earning a decent income by renting his little garden cabin to a beautician and barber.
  2. Consulting and Coaching - You have had a long career acquiring skills and experience in your chosen field. taste me
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I've worked in the retirement fund space for a while and the reality is that most people won't be able to sit back and relax after retirement. Some things I've seen people do to improve their inclination in retirement:

  1. Many people of retirement age are cash poor but asset rich. Many have paid for properties and rent rooms or outbuildings to tenants or small businesses. Someone I ran into was earning a decent income by renting his little garden cabin to a beautician and barber.
  2. Consulting and Coaching - You have had a long career acquiring skills and experience in your chosen field. Try to mentor / train new entrants in the field. They are easy to set up, low cost businesses with flexible working hours. There are even options to do this online.
  3. Pursue your passion, now is the time to fully dedicate yourself to something you love. For example, a retired high school teacher who had a creative side. He built a decent business selling custom-made leather wallets, belts, and other accessories online. He marketed his work exclusively through social media.
  4. Meet a need in your community; Above all, he is now rich in time. You can perform services in your community that make the burden easier for others. For example, a neighborhood children's school lift club requires only a small investment in a suitable vehicle and some brochures. Or any other task that people want to get done, but "just don't have the time."

There are many more examples of how to earn some income after retirement. It depends on your circumstances. It just takes a little creativity. Best of luck.

This question is a concern that many of us understand and relate to here in India and around the world.

Once one passes a certain age in his life (60, that is, the retirement age from government services in India). The individual realizes that professionally he has accumulated a lot of experience and knowledge in a certain domain. Also, something to note here is that roles that require physical labor cannot be surpassed by retirement age, as the body slows down after an age and physically laborious jobs become unproductive.

Now depending on the domai

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This question is a concern that many of us understand and relate to here in India and around the world.

Once one passes a certain age in his life (60, that is, the retirement age from government services in India). The individual realizes that professionally he has accumulated a lot of experience and knowledge in a certain domain. Also, something to note here is that roles that require physical labor cannot be surpassed by retirement age, as the body slows down after an age and physically laborious jobs become unproductive.

Now, depending on the domain of experience or knowledge, one can build certain perspectives for the type of work one wishes to do. Let me dive into this by explaining the roles that may be suitable for people over 60 with roughly 30 to 35 years of experience in a domain.

1) Consulting -

Corporate companies and startups look for people with great experience in a certain domain to participate in their operational machinery. Decades of experience are useful for companies that want to grow, expand, or develop products or services. Corporate companies are generally on a quest to get people with 20 to 30 years of experience on their board or in a consulting-based role that can help the business run smoothly, as well as help build a reputation in the marketplace through of contacts that come from these people.

Example: People with banking experience can seek positions at private banks or investment firms that value their experience with public banks and can help private banks restructure their departments to improve efficiency and generate strong client growth.

2) Teaching -

This is a field that is very popular with retirees. The growing number of private education institutions across the country requires knowledgeable and experienced individuals to take on teaching roles to nurture young minds and mold them into industry-ready professionals once they graduate from school. A domain-specific experience can help retirees land lecturer or teacher positions at colleges, universities, and training institutions.

Example: Engineering colleges and training institutions in general are looking for people with vast experience to join their institution to help them provide a better quality teaching experience with additional information on industry perspectives to help prepare students and prepare them for work.

I hope this helps.

The answer to this question, like the answer to any question during your Business Administration courses, is "It depends."

I have a BA in Business Administration (BUAD) from the University of Southern California, and I found it to be one of the most generalistic degrees you can get. You will leave business school thinking that you have not learned anything, and yet there will be times when you will know how to do things that your peers do not.

Below is anecdotal evidence based on my very short career, but I hope it gives an idea of ​​the kinds of things that someone with a BUAD degree c

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The answer to this question, like the answer to any question during your Business Administration courses, is "It depends."

I have a BA in Business Administration (BUAD) from the University of Southern California, and I found it to be one of the most generalistic degrees you can get. You will leave business school thinking that you have not learned anything, and yet there will be times when you will know how to do things that your peers do not.

Below is anecdotal evidence based on my very short career, but I hope it gives an idea of ​​the kinds of things someone with a BUAD degree can do. Note: this is not an exhaustive list:

  • SAP implementations (functional specifications, technical specifications, report design, master data design, road maps, etc.)
  • Design business processes or operating models
  • Projects management
  • Supply chain strategy (negotiate with suppliers for discounted rates or better price terms, or hire / fire suppliers)
  • Entrepreneur (which means doing a little bit of everything)
  • Sales (call new clients, support existing clients)
  • Marketing (brochure design, website, trade shows, promotions, pricing, etc.)
  • HR (design of hiring and recruitment processes, hiring procedures, benefits administration)
  • Managerial accounting (tracking metrics, budgeting / forecasting, financial presentation to investors / bankers)


I'd be curious to see what other cool things BUAD graduates are doing.

Yes. There are enough jobs in the service sector: welder, painter, carpenter, electricians, electricians, auto mechanic, plumber, machine operators, JCB operators. The daily wage in Kerala is as high as Rs 900 per day - I work from 10 to 5. The monthly amount is around Rs 27000. But people are not ready. Why? They are not white collar jobs, you have to do hard work.

People are ready to study B Sc (Agriculture) but they don't want to work on farms, but they want to be an agricultural officer in banks. People want to be a doctor and pass MBBS but are not prepared to treat people in rural areas. There are unemployed B Ed. Pag

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Yes. There are enough jobs in the service sector: welder, painter, carpenter, electricians, electricians, auto mechanic, plumber, machine operators, JCB operators. The daily wage in Kerala is as high as Rs 900 per day - I work from 10 to 5. The monthly amount is around Rs 27000. But people are not ready. Why? They are not white collar jobs, you have to do hard work.

People are ready to study B Sc (Agriculture) but they don't want to work on farms, but they want to be an agricultural officer in banks. People want to be a doctor and pass MBBS but are not prepared to treat people in rural areas. There are unemployed B Ed. People, but Tribal School Teacher vacancies are unfilled.

There are unemployed B Tech (civil engineers), but no engineer is available for rural road projects. Why?

Even 2% of agriculture is not covered by agricultural loans in rural areas. Why are there no agents to do business in rural areas?

People are selective, they are not prepared to do hard work. They all want a government job. No body can save India, be it Modiji or Rahulji. What we need is NOT a change in the chowkidar. We want a change of attitude! Can anyone do that?

I had the same question myself before emigrating. I tried hard for that too. Here is my opinion. The easiest thing would be to get a work permit from a company that you have here. That would help in immigration later on, as we get extra points for that. I applied for more than 50 companies from India. I received 2 responses. I had attended 2 Skype interviews, but the response was "get in touch once we land, if there is openness, you may consider"

In order for someone to get a job from outside, companies must show that such a job description cannot be completed by local hiring and only someone

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I had the same question myself before emigrating. I tried hard for that too. Here is my opinion. The easiest thing would be to get a work permit from a company that you have here. That would help in immigration later on, as we get extra points for that. I applied for more than 50 companies from India. I received 2 responses. I had attended 2 Skype interviews, but the response was "get in touch once we land, if there is openness, you may consider"

For someone to get a job from outside, companies must show that such a job description cannot be completed through local hiring and only someone with your expertise in skill set X can. That is quite a tedious process that no company wants to go through.

Here, most of the recruiting is done through agency / consultant / friend referrals and all require your presence in person for a face-to-face meeting. With so much fraudulent activity in terms of fake interviews, fake candidates, representatives attending interviews for another, the credibility of the candidate is under scrutiny in most cases.

I am not saying that it is impossible to get a job offer from India, just that the chances are less and your resume should stand out for having such an opportunity.

If you are family oriented, the best way to spend your time is taking care of your grandchildren, but this will tie you into a fixed routine.

But there are many other ways to pass the time. 1. Take a trip to the pilgrim centers and visit the infinite number of temples that you have in India.

2. If you are a happy person, visit the tourist attractions.

3. Learn something new and participate in a hobby.

4. Have a systematic routine and take life slowly.

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