Author: Lisa Lozeau, Agent Acquisition and Onboarding
Originally appeared on Retirement – Only the Beginning
It may not be something you’ve considered, but many people facing retirement or just entering that phase of life worry that they may become bored. You may be one of them, or you may have a long bucket list to keep you busy. Either way, experts agree that staying active is the key to an enjoyable retirement.
That means being active both physically and mentally. You made millions of neural connections and kept them sharp throughout your career by facing challenges, learning new skills and calling upon knowledge and experience. It’s important to keep stimulating your brain to make new connections on a continual basis.
Suddenly stopping a routine you’ve followed for many years—going to work, interacting with people, solving problems and being needed—can leave you feeling a little adrift mentally. One way to avoid that is a work “encore” or “bridge employment.”
What is “bridge employment?” It’s a way to stay engaged with work while also enjoying retirement. It could be consulting part-time at the company you used to work for, starting a business based on a hobby, or trying something completely new. One great example is to retire and then work from home on a more flexible schedule.
There are a variety of work-from-home opportunities out there that can keep those neurons firing. One opportunity that is a great fit for many retirees is helping people as a home-based call center agent with LiveOps. All you need is a phone, computer with Internet connection and a quiet location to get started (check out our phone and computer requirements). Companies of all sizes, in all industries, in all locations are looking for people to put the human touch back in customer service and other customer interactions.
There are many benefits to working from home as a call center agent with LiveOps, including setting your own schedule, helping people and continuing to bring in some income. If you’re already retired and feeling bored or unmotivated, now is the time to fire up those neurons and reengage in the workforce – even if it’s just part-time. If you’re not sure what you want to do in retirement, now is a great time to explore your options. Check out our open opportunities or join our Talent Community and we’ll send you news and updates on new work-at-home opportunities with LiveOps. Best wishes in finding your work encore and making your retirement everything you want it to be!