Forced to retire at 58, but don’t feel a day over 40? Wish you could take a second chance and use your time productively? Well you’re not alone. India had over 77 million people over the age of 60 in 2001. This is set to grow to 324 million by 2050, implying a spike in the number of people who will retire in the country.

talent58

Talent58 is a venture that is looking to serve retirees who are looking for jobs post-retirement. A job portal for retirees only, it was founded by 23 year old Pankhuri Bindal in July 2013.

Pankhuri was working as an HR employee at Polaris when she came up with the idea of a employment portal for retirees.

“In my line of work, I used to meet many people who were reaching retirement age and could not find suitable opportunities to work thereafter. That is when I realised that there is a huge potential in this space,” says Pankhuri who is also a St.Stephens and Narsee Monjee graduate.

How does Talent58 work?

Retired and soon to retire professionals with over 15 years of experience can choose to work on jobs that are part-time, full-time, freelance or even on a project basis. The portal also caters to professionals who have opted for the Voluntary Retirement Scheme(VRS).

The company has two options – find a job and find expert – for job seekers as well companies looking for experts.

Recruitment firms or employers can register and post unlimited assignments for free on the website. Job-seekers can register, create profiles, upload resumes and start looking for jobs.

Talent58 lets job-seekers keep identifiable information anonymous until potential employers ask for information and the request is approved.

The portal that was made live at the end of December 2013, currently has over 200 users registered on the site. Jobs are posted across 30 categories on the site including jobs in banking, power management, and manufacturing.

Why would companies hire retired professionals?

 “The idea has been conceptualized keeping in mind the dire need for highly experienced professionals in the country. Lakhs of people retire every year owing to Govt. regulations, while they still possess enormous amount of knowledge and potential that is invaluable for companies,” says Pankhuri.

Talent58 says that they look to cater to the many small and big companies keep on hiring senior professionals for senior managerial roles, consulting projects, liaising and more.

Monetisation Model

 The portal currently functions on a freemium model for retirees looking for jobs online.

Talent58 charges companies looking for experts who list on their website, once they settle on a qualified candidate. The typical commission taken off of companies posting jobs is about 10% of the annual CTC given to the candidate.

The bootstrapped company currently has a 3 member strong team including founder Pankhuri. The development of the product is outsourced to third parties.

Going forward, Talent58 plans on integrating features like response management tools and SMS alerts for job seekers.

What Can Improve on Talent58?

 There’s no doubt that Talent58 is quite a useful platform for people specifically looking for post-retirement jobs. A few things that the platform needs to work on

  • Design: It’s pretty basic and could be a little more intuitive.

  • Broken links: Some links are broken. While trying to sign up, the site redirected to the “opportunities” page, links to the “my profile” page broken.

49 Comments

  1. PANDU RANGA RAO Reply

    Retired asDGM/MATERIALS from BHEL with 38 years experience in Materials Management functions.Fluent in English,Telugu,Hindi and Tamil.Looking for suitable liason/Marketing jobs .Willing to travel through out India

  2. PANDU RANGA RAO KOTA Reply

    Retired from BHEL as DGM/MM with 38 years experience in Materials Management functions.Languages known to read,speak and write- English,Hindi,Telugu and Tamil.Interested in liason jobs or marketing jobs throughout India.

  3. Deepak Roy Reply

    I am a former Director of management institute on Pune. I am 64 years old and would like to contribute. I hold a PhD in management. Let me know if there is any opportunity.
    Dr. Deepak Roy
    Pune

  4. Rajeev Dhall Reply

    I am retired from India’s largest FMCG company as channel specialist executive looking for job, having total experience of more than 36 years.

  5. Iam 60 yrs old(retired), with international exposure of Engineering Design of Power Plants, Refinary,Oil & Gas, Chemical Projects, Worked with leading consultancy firms in India and abroad. Looking for opportunities
    Guru

  6. DILIP DINDAYAL BHATIA AGE 62 YEARS Reply

    I HAVE 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELDS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND HAVE EXPERIENCE IN SUCESSFULLY OPENING MARKETS IN FAREAST, MIDDLEEAST, USA, CARRIBEAN , AFRICA COUNTERIES
    PRODUCTS LIKE TEXTILES,JEWELLERY,FOOTWEAR,FASHION ACCESSORIES SINCE 1988 , WOULD LIKE TO WORK IN BUSINESS PROMOTION ,MENTOR YOUNG / NEW ENTRANTS .

  7. Rajendra Sharma Reply

    Good morning from Rajendra Kumar Sharma -Retired senior manager Punjab National Bank voluntarily retired . Present age 62 years . Residing at Udaipur ( home ) Earnings & happiness will be doubled , assurance from heart & soul . God bless .Lovely platform .

  8. Ashok Kumar Mishra Reply

    I have retired as HFO from Airforce and having 37 years of experience in supply chain and loogistics.Looking for parttime and fulltime job in Bangalore

  9. S.Durairajulu Reply

    I am BE Mech with 38 years experience, the recent 8 years as GM, Unit Head, Plant Head, answerable for P & L and Balance Sheet.
    My other core strengths : Production, PPC, Inventory Management, Quality Management System , Marketing, Business Development, Auto- component mfg, Supplier Audit, Process Audits, Training and Development , Continuous Improvement , Management Information reporting and so on..
    I am a certified Lead Auditor for ISO-9001 and internal auditor TS 16949 ( of course, modified to IATF 16949 ) and a trained trainer ( conducted 200+ training programs on various management subjects to various clauses of employees / service providers.
    I am looking forward a full time / part time senior position job in and around Chennai. Request you all to forward mu candidature to the employers.
    Thanks and regards,
    S.Durairajulu.(Ph. Nos. 9884016337. )
    Email : durairajulu@rediffmail.com

  10. RAJBAHADUR GUPTA Reply

    Retired from rourkela steel plant of Sail on 31st july,2017 as Dy.General manager refractory dept.then also worked as General manager production in M/S IFGL.MYqualification is B.E(Hons) Metallurgical engineering.Needs employment

  11. Pradip Ghatak Reply

    I am a graduate engineer in electronics and telecommunication engineering.I will retire from services in near future from a re known Newspaper Company as Senior Executive in Pre-Press department with 35 years of experience in production and maintenance of various types of Imaging system including CTP (computer to plate), and processors. Network and communication system maintenance, Computer hardware maintenance and software installation, different types of printers other computer peripherals, quality control of printing.
    I am looking for a suitable job after retirement with handsome salary

  12. getting retired on 31st july 2018
    28 yrs exp in KSEB(KERALA STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD).
    RETIRING AS DY CHIEF ENGINEER.BTECH ELECTRICAL.
    seeking suitable job.

  13. Umanath Tumkur Ramamurthy Reply

    Looking at a platform which can provide me opportunity to offer my 34 years experience in Manufacturing Industries. I have worked in the field of Sales & Marketing, Application Engineering with MNCs & reputed companies handling regional activities of the companies, as Profit Center Head, Head of New Business Development from 19984 till 2009. In 2009, I joined a group of entrepreneur friends wherein we offered Tool Management Services at three Major Auto Industries & Auto Component Manufacturing industries. Our Services were innovative and set a trend in the Manufacturing Industry. In 2016, as part of diversification I am associated with a Granite Quarrying and export company, taking care of Overall Management, with a focus on Automisation of operations.
    I am looking at opportunities that are challenging and yet gives me scope to train and offer my learning over 34 years to the youngsters.

    Regards
    Umanath

  14. SHUBHENDU BANDYOPADHYAY Reply

    I am a retired officer of Indian Forest service with experience of 38 years in different forestry operations in different capacities in the Department of Forests,Govt of West Bengal. During my service tenure I have successfully regenerated about 12000 ha of mangrove forests on newly accreted charland and successfully regenerated about 10000 ha of non forest areas with active participation of forest fringe dwellers.I have profound experience in preparation of microplans in consultation with the forest fringe dwellers ,creation of self help groups and undertaking eco development activities to generate income for the fringe dwellers. I worked as Deputy Conservator of Forests in two coastal zone divisions like Kharagpur (Erstwhile East Midnapore) and south 24 parganas division for more than 10 years at a stretch and experienced in coastal zone management.I am also conversed with crocodile breeding and rearing and writting management plans for the sanctuaries and national parks. I am fit and alert and ready to take up any job suitable to my experience preferably in eastern region of the country,

  15. MUKESH KUMAR SINHA Reply

    I have worked with TATA STEEL FOR 29years and with Aditya Birla Group for 7 years and retired as Vice president (HR) and presently working as Sr Vice president (HR&P&Admin) in Ludlow Jute Specialities Ltd. Kolkatta and looking for a suitable opening .I have got experience of entire gamut of HR,admin, legal, training and development and Employees Relation etc and ready to take up any assignment suitable to my exp.
    Regards,MKSinha

  16. Jagat Narayan Goswami Reply

    I am working as Chief Manager in a Nationalised bank and worked 33years 9 months in different capacities. Retiring March 2017. I am seeking suitable job after retirement.

  17. I am a mechanical engineer with 4 years machine tool, and 14 years in State/ central quasi government financing institution as a senior officer. Successful entrepreneur. Now 70, empaneled with Banks and financing institutions as a certified Charted Engineer, having done valuation assignments for TATAS, Hinduja and many medium and large scale units. I have specialized in preparation of detailed project reports/CMA data for obtaining financial assistance from Banks. I can Associate as an executive officer to the chief executive of the companies to off load his busy schedules. Agreeable to relocate.
    Balu.
    Chartered Engineer and Project Consultant
    Bangalore-9845129642

  18. H.N.Nagesh Reply

    Iam retired Genaral Manager plant engineering(Maintenance) from BEML LTD.Iam an engineering graduate in Electronics&Comunication from Mysore University.Present living at Bangalore.As GM I was responsible for both administrative & execution of maintenance of machine tools,Heat treatment equipments,Electrical facilities,Diesel Power house,Estate maintenance,civil engineering activities,Factory House keeping,Landscaping of factory & colony,Transportation&material handling facilities Etc.I was in charge of Modernisation of plant & Machinery, implementation of CSR Projects(Corporate Social Responsibility,Renewable Energy Projects(Wind Power Turbines & Solar Power Projects).I was also responsible for Inventory control & Budget Forecast connected to above activities.Iam interested in taking up suitable offers.
    H.N.NAGESH

  19. R. Venkatachalapathi Reply

    I have retired recently after putting up 33 years of experience in handling Accounts, Audit,Finance and Legal matters of MNC company at Mumbai.
    Have a hands on experience in working with SAP system
    Handled team of about 12 people successfully and efficiently.
    Like to work on full time or part time or as consultant
    R. Venkat iyer

  20. Manjeet Singh Sandhu Reply

    Iam working as Genral mamager in reputed real estate company.I am due to retire on 31st March 2017. I have 35 years experience in HT/LT electical , fire fighting, HVAC, cctv, communication system installations in townships, highrise buildings, maals& commercial centers. Even I can undertake liasoning & documentatio with govt. offices for load sactioioning, fire approvals, electical safty approvals or operation& maintenance management jobs. I have diploma in eletical engieering done in 1978. Need suitable job regular/ as consultant or retainer–Thanks
    Manjeet Singh Sandhu
    Add..H-402 neelpadam-1sect.5 vaishali Ghaziabad. Mobile- 9891023874

  21. Surendran K Reply

    I am, a retired male Executive Secretary with good knowledge in freight forwarding, looking for a suitable job.

  22. rajendra pandey Reply

    i have 34 yrs in govt sector as communication man ,done number of major and minor projects ,all over the india and out side too now looking for second inning ,other then telecom knowledge i do have qualifications in pubic and business management any one have any job do contact me rajujabalpuri@gmail.com

  23. Amit Kumar Mukherjee Reply

    I have retired as Deputy General Manager & HOD (Safety) from a reputed company from 1st May, 2016. I had put on 36 years of rich experience and worked in several organizations of repute. Seking for a suitable retainetship job.
    Amit Kumar Mukherjee

  24. I am mechanical engineer. PhD in mech engg from IIT mumbai. Soon retiring from central govt. Having experience of 33 years in mechanical engg design / research. looking for taking challenging jobs / projects in private reputed companies or educational institutions.

  25. Gautam Sen Reply

    Am retiring end July 2016 after putting in 35 years of service in sales & distribution (GT & OT) and in category & channel management from a leading FMCG company. Seek to use expertise in above departments on a monthly retainership basis.

  26. Dilip Kumar jena Reply

    I seek a suitabe job in logistics / sales coordination / facility and administration as was working as dy.general manager in a mnc and having more than 28 yrs experience. Am strong and willing to work. Age is 58 yrs+

  27. Rajender PARSHAD malhotra Reply

    I have retired as a Director from a well known marketing company having worked for 41 years. I was heading Accounts, legal, Administration, finance and personnel deptt.
    m 63 Years young person looking
    For good opportunity

  28. Loganathan.k Reply

    Having 30 years of experience on INST & Control system including F& Gas protection system of Oil & gas industry . Served as chief of DCS, INST & Control section and retiring in Aug 2016 . would like to share the knowledge & experience

  29. Y. LAxminarayana Reply

    I have retired from ECIL/Hyderabad as Dy.General Manager (Corp. Communications) in Jan. 2016 & I am looking for a suitable job in Hyderabad. I was handling press relations, advertising, printing, writing, editing, logistics and many more related to PR jobs. I served in ECIL more than 35 years & my qualifications M.A. LL.B., PG In Public Relations.

  30. Going to be 60 this May 2016. Looking for a job in marketing or sales real estate vertical . shivkumar

    • Madhu Menon Reply

      Hi Mr. ShivKumar. My name is Madhu Menon. If you are based out in Bangalore….then please contact me on 9845420562. I have a good job opportunity for you.

  31. Can do wonders
    have enough potential
    energy level is very very high
    Just that Age is mendarory
    Will get retired on 31st May 2016

  32. Retiring in June 2016. I am a Cost and Management accountant having more than 30 years of experience in Finance and accounts in a PSU. I wish to work for a NGO in Mumbai post retirement.

  33. akhilanand Reply

    i am schuhuduled to retire on 31st august 2016 as commercial manager bihar solvent depart.of forest GOB.it is wortwhile to mention that also function as executive director industrial area development authority 6 year.looking for assignment full time ,bihar M.P. UTRAKHAND ORRISA.

  34. Rabindra nath Deb Reply

    I have retired from my service in Regional Rural Bank(a Govt. enterprise)as manager/auditor in 2015. Now I want to work for the socio-economic development of financially weaker people,may it be througth Govt./non-govt organisations preferably at urban/semi-urban centres.I possess experience in retail lending,micro-financing.

  35. G S Bhaskara Rao Reply

    I have recently retired as Dy. General Manager (Dev.HR) (Specialist category) from a leading Nationalised Bank. I have to my credit nearly 28 years of vivid experience in this specialised field of HR at corporate office Mumbai in various contemporary areas of HR viz, IR, HR policy formulation, Talent Management, Performance Management Systems, Reward and Incentive Management, Training and Skill development systems, HR planning etc. I am a qualified Masters of HRM (MHRM). My tenure especially as Senior and Top Management was very rewarding and successful during which period the Institution could secure a host of HR Awards in various segments of HR. I was instrumental for many innovative HR initiatives in the Bank which have been replicated by others. Going forward, having a vast experience in HR field spanning 28 years and still possessing lot of professionalism in me, I am looking for a post-retirement HR assignment in Hyderabad (where I am settled after retirement)befitting to my position which I was held in service.

  36. Though I have retired but not tired at all.Confident of taking any challenge in the
    professional front in capital goods industry,teaching profession.Retired as GM(Prod.)
    from a reputed private limited company.Hope with intervention of you young people
    I can start a new era of my life.

  37. g.ramalingam Reply

    i have got rich experience in cement industry pertaining to procurement & inventory management. i would like to work after having completing the 33 years of experience.

  38. Sir,
    We have some part time jobs for Retiree Executives in Refrigeration field.
    Can you help us locate some candidates.
    Regards,
    Gandhi.

    • G.Sreedhar rao Reply

      I got good experience in operation and Preventive maintenance of Ref. & A>C plants, HVAc plants, Cold storages, Utilities such as Air compressors, Nitrogen plants , Cooling tower pumps, ISO audit, Store/spares parts inventory, good interpersonnel and communication skills, Fire Hydrant systems , Ammonia Ref. Compressors, Freon Reciprocating/Centrifugal comps et. I worked from Operator level to Asst.. Manager levels in a Large Chemical CPSU unit. Presently I am working as project Co-ordinator in Refrigeration plant manufacturing company.I am a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from A.P State Govt. Board, Diploma in Ref. & A.C, NTC in Ref. & A.C trade from NCTVT, Certificate of Competancy on Refrigerating machines from Government of A.P and Post Diploma in Safety, health & Environment from Govt. recognised university. I have retired and looks Young and energetic ( 10-15 years younger than my age)I am interested to work in and around Mumbai area or Hyderabad area

    • S.G.Kakade Reply

      Myself S.G.Kakade, retired from Voltas as Senior Manager ( Projects ) in General Manager grade in the year 2004.

      Later worked with MNC as General Manager ( Operations ) for 4 Years & since 2008 , I am associated with North India based AC&R firm in the capacity of Tech&Mgmt Advisor.

      I carry over 4 decades of experience in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Field. Have set up state-of-art manufacturing Facilities for Air Conditioners , Heat Exchangers, Water Coolers etc.

      Familiar with various AC&R Products , Processes , Sources . IRCA Certified ISO 9001 Lead Auditor of QMS with strong TQM background. Widely traveled.

      Keen to join AC&R firm on part time basis on suitable terms.

  39. Rajeev Lochan Mathur Reply

    i have retired as chief manager procurement from a large cement company in india. total experience 37 years: 25 years Q&PC in various cement plants; 12 years as Procurement Head in various cement plants. looking for consultancy job/part time job in jaipur/online job…..

  40. Tushar Sanghvi Reply

    Recently retired from MNC as Chief Manager -Business Administration.
    Looking for job in Mumbai ( western Suburbs.

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