I am an author, educator, and public speaker. My purpose is to educate, empower, and encourage.
Stop waiting for someone else and go out and market for yourself. Put you a resume together and go to some places and tell them what you do and inquire if they could use your services. One person don't stop anything. If you want to eat and survive in this world you must stop looking for excuses. So go make your own bids, go pitch your own sales, and go get your money.
Look for problems that you can solve. Look for things that you are passionate about and go for it. Take a career interest assessment and see what career clusters best fit your personality traits. Skies the limit but you must start somewhere. Best wishes.
Start by being visible and establishing relationships. No matter where you are, people gravitate to those that they know, like, and trust. Seek out the most influential or those who are in positions of leadership and start building relationships and their influence will begin to open doors for you. So you lead with your personality and finding common interests. Then later you bring in the study survey as they warm up to you.
I am a problem solver, so if I am faced with a problem, I seek out the solutions until I find the answer that works.
Find an organization who's mission and philosophy that mirrors your cause. You can use Guidestar to assist you in your search.
When you are seeking out topics that interest your audience, it is important to be aware of what they need answers to. Quora.com is a great place to research topics that people really want to know.
I develop my soft skills daily. If you want to be the best at what you do, you must be disciplined in preparing yourself to be the best.
First start by focusing more into solutions and less on the problem. 59 years old is not old, it's just right for opportunity and experience. If you are not aware of your strengths and the things you do well, I suggest you visiting a local workforce or educational institution and ask for a career interest inventory. It would act as a guide to assist you in the types of careers that will best suit your personality and interest. If all else fails, being unemployed could be the perfect time for you to enroll in an adult education program and refresh or gain some new skills for the road ahead.
If you have computer skills and job experience, there is no excuse for you to be jobless. Usually people are out of work because they lack computer skills. I would suggest you look into higher education courses or starting your own business. Clearly, unemployment due to lack of skills is not your issue.
Business is life and it is your lively hood you must consider. Since you are just starting out, I would suggest that you continue to research manufacturing companies that meet your immediate needs. You can keep this manufacturer in mind for future upgrades, if necessary, once you see that your business is successful and able to sustain. Otherwise, if this particular manufacturer is necessary now, the only other option you have is to consider a partnership with a business investor or another loan.