What are your views on working as a consultant? If you have had previous experience within a high-demand field and have advanced degrees, you may consider becoming a consultant after retiring. There are fields where long-term experience is valuable, such as litigation, finance, IT and others. If you are too busy to job-hunt, you could join a headhunter or job placement firm. This way you maximize your chances to avoid time-wasting due to applying for mediocre jobs, since they usually represent companies paying a good salary. They do take a cut of your earning, but on the bright side, they can find you good opportunities due to having access to a large database of companies that may happen to need your skills.