DEAR JOYCE: Although I am an experienced engineer, I'm over 60 and having a hard time in the job market. My savings are drained and I need a job immediately. Suggestions? -- O.H.
My quick, but hardly comprehensive tip is to make a fast assessment of websites that specialize in hourly jobs. Most are on the lower end of the pay scale -- $10 to $20 an hour, but you may luck out and find a few offerings that pay up to $40 an hour.
Among the best established hourly websites: Snagajob.com and Hourly.com.
Among new hourly websites and apps: Workpop.com and Workjam.com.
Hourly employment could give you breathing room to rewire your professional career.