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Dignitysecondcareers.org : Job portal for senior citizens

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.

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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 !

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26 comments

  1. V R Annapragada

    Hi, I have 38 years of manufacturing in heavy engineering industry. I am graduate from IIT and was responsible for operations of M N C factory. I am happy to work again. If anyone is interested please contact me. anna_vra@yahoo.com

  2. BARID BARAN BOSE.

    MY NAME IS MR BARID BARAN BOSE. EXPERIENCE: a) 40 years service at the Calcutta State Transport Corporation. b) At the verge of retirement the post held was of Charge-hand (Supervisor). c) Personality Development Certificate from Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India. d) Certificate from Ashok Leyland Ltd for Service Training Course. e) Also got training from BEST (Bombay). I am physically sound and capable of doing all sorts of physical and supervisory (traffic, Security, Engineering and shop job office) work with responsibility. All authentic documents will be submitted at the time of interview. With a recent passport photo pasted above.

  3. Hello, I am retd Ex officer of Bank and worked almost all categories of the bank especially with credits and still fit . Presently working as concurrent auditor . If u could accommodate in your KPO/BPoit is fine for me . I am Pune base. Pl do contact me.

  4. Ramkumar Narayan

    Hi, I am 53 years old. I have 20 years of Accounting Experience. i was working for a Diplomatic Mission in Mumnbai and have taken voluntary retirement. I am looking for a change in my job carrier and I am looking for some job in an NGO. I am prepared to work either under a administrative unit or accounting unit. I will be happy to work for your organization. Awaiting for an oppurtunity to work and waiting for a favourable reply.

  5. Hi I am 64 years old. I have small agency work in Kolkata. But a lot of spare time. I have good administrative skills and can manage any office independently. I am looking for a change.

  6. I am member of dignity foundation interesting to meet you would like use retired life good cause. thanks t.gunasegar

  7. PrabirKumar Bagchi

    I am at the verge of achieving Senior Citizen status with 3 years from now. It gave me immense pleasure to know that there are portals who provides, guides to get job for people after retirement.

  8. You can also visit ExpertEase (www.seniorexperts.org) which is a FREE online portal that is designed to connect senior professionals (> 50 years of age) to Indian organizations and NGOs that require their wisdom and expertise. ExpertEase provides an easy-to-use and free platform for seniors (active and retired individuals) to connect to organisations across the country in an effort to find new jobs (part-time, full-time, consulting assignment) or volunteering opportunities.

  9. Cvvenkateshan Venkateshan

    There is a free job portal for senior experts (over the age of 50) called ExpertEase (www.seniorexperts.org) which can be used to find job opportunities in India.

  10. Cvvenkateshan Venkateshan

    There is a free job portal for senior experts (over the age of 50) called ExpertEase (www.seniorexperts.org) which can be used to find job opportunities in India.

  11. N S S P Sastry

    I am a process control instrumentation specialist with 45 years of rich experience in petrochemicals,fertiliser,steel,paper and cement industries.Hale and healthy.Looking for opportunities to work as consultant in my field in India or abroad

  12. I have retired from Gail(PSU) as Chief Manager.Prior to Gail I had served in OIL INDIA LIMITED,UNIVARSITY OF DELHI ,AIRPORT AUTHORITY & INDIAN AIR FORCE.I have aquired rich and varied experience in Oil& Gas sector in the fields of Telecom/Instrumentation/SCADA.I had good exposures in Project Managements also.Fire in the belly continues to remain ignited to contribute something constructive to the society.I am quite good in administration,Training/Counselling.I can be reached on my email/mobile/ landlines.They are as under: Email– balmikis@gmail.com balmiki_s@hotmail.com Mobile-9650858736 Landline Nos-0124 2385228/2392228 Thanks & regards Balmiki Singh

  13. Col (retd) Tapan Dattoo

    I have walth of experience of 35 years in Adminstration,Facilities,Strategities,Customer Satisfaction. Am in the process of winding up my tenure with IBM in early 2011. Would like to contribute to Bangalore and India for another 10 years. Particularly interested to take on roles of, Corporate Planning/Strategies, Advisor for Facilities Organisations- as a Business Partner on Fixed remuneration and profit sharing-stake. Any one intersted- Please contact- 9740111005.

  14. This jobportal niche is a concept which I would say.. something very different !! Lets see how it turns out to be in future.

  15. The website would surely help seniors who want to continue with some job after retirement. My best wishes

  16. Higher Education in India

    Nice to have this type of website ,It’ll help the upcoming student to choose there career. I have some thing to share too.. i find it very useful.

  17. Soni krishnan

    hi i am soni having experience in Banking for 22 years worked in almost all the departments operational as well as administrative i was happy to know that we can get a second chance to work again i will be happy if u can accomodate me in icici call centre since it is located at thane i think it would be a pleasure to work again .Waiting for ur call i can keep myself busy i am a VRS optee

  18.  I am an ex-employee of  a renowned Dutch multinational organization, having 29.7 years of work experience.  I  opted for the voluntary retirement scheme w.e.f. 1.1.2007. I  graduated from Loreto College and possess excellent communication and co-ordination skills.  I am confident that my vast experience in a renowned multinational company and skills in multi-tasking would benefit the organization. I am adept in handling day to day administrative and business activities, having worked in  Corporate and Product Divisions.  I have received performance awards for consistent efficiency and personal contribution.   I have efficiently coordinated and organized major corporate events like company’s AGM, EGM, Board meetings,  seminars and high level expatriate visits to Kolkata.  I am proficient in Management Information System and have extensively used MS Windows, Lotus Notes, Outlook and MS Office in preparing reports and presentations.   I shall be grateful for an opportunity to offer my services and contribute effectively in any capacity.    GITASHREE

  19. It is a wonderful idea to help senior citizens in this way.  As any senior citizen can vouch, they are generally neglected in the society because they are aged and are in the evening of their life.   Except a few percentage of senior citizens in India who are financially sound, the remaining really suffer.   Though the news brings rain, many senior citizens will not be able to work for long hours, but can spare 3 to 4 hours a day.  Being a retired Head of a department in the Canadian High Commission I prefer to do social work to keep me busy.

    • Dear sir Can we which part of city r u coming from so that we can do the needful thanks veena

    • Thank you and I appreciate the actual status of a senior citizen when a person is retired and is living without any source of income, society neglects him.

  20. COL..Prof. N.JOTHILINGAM

    A noble & timely venture!Having been a very well qualified engineer & MBA with a wealth of turn around & corporate building experience as a Sr Vice president of an MNC & CEO of industries, I do not waste all my expertise which I can gainfully employ for another 7 years.I hope it works.ANY TAKERS?

    • Sir Thank you very much for response.Let me know from which city u r approaching so that i can revert back. thanks veena

  21. Very nice to have this site exclusively for us. We need not feel conscious about our age.

  22. hi It is going to be beneficial to both seniors and the society/ country.

  23. Hi, I think this is a wonderful venture by ICICI! Thanks for bringing it to my notice. ~Priyanka http://www.mahindrauniverse.com

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