Finally something for senior citizens on the net ! ICICI Prudential life and dignity foundation announced launch of a job portal – www.dignitysecondcareers.org – for senior citizens.
I must say this can become a real boon to retired and senior citizens. Each one of us have surely come across senior citizens who have wealth of experience in their kitty and have lot of time on hands – and want to work. In most cases, it is not for money, but they are just looking for a productive way to spend their free time.
Retired people above the age of 50 years can post their resumes on the portal for a small fee of Rs. 100 (I do not agree with this, they should have kept it free). Employers can access the resumes for jobs which suit the profile of the candidates
Even from Employers point of view, they do have jobs where they can utilize the skills of senior citizens. There are also social organizations and NGO’s looking for people to do voluntary work. dignitysecondcareers portals helps them to reach out to senior citizens willing to work.
My only reservation is that portal comes across as very amateurish and not much effort has gone to make it aesthetically appealing. I hope ICICI is serious about this and take effort in promoting it to masses !