The Encore Career Handbook [NOOK Book]

Overview

Until recently, most Americans equated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. No more. Now they want to stay in the game (or better, change the game). They want to leave a mark. Make a difference—and continue to make money. From Encore.org, the leading organization in the field, comes a road map to every step of the encore career journey. Here’s how to plan the transition. How much you need to make. The pros and cons of going back to school. When to volunteer, and when to intern. How to ...

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Overview

Until recently, most Americans equated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. No more. Now they want to stay in the game (or better, change the game). They want to leave a mark. Make a difference—and continue to make money. From Encore.org, the leading organization in the field, comes a road map to every step of the encore career journey. Here’s how to plan the transition. How much you need to make. The pros and cons of going back to school. When to volunteer, and when to intern. How to network effectively and harness the power of social media. Who’s hiring and for what jobs? (Check out the Encore Hot List of 35 viable careers). A comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide, filled with inspiring stories and answering—in extensive FAQ sections—the concerns of its readers, this book is everything you need to help you strike a balance between doing good and doing well--in a way that will sustain you through this new stage of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761175100
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 104,360
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Marci Alboher is a vice president of Encore.org, the leading nonprofit organization making it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good. She is also the author of One Person/Multiple Careers, and created the Shifting Careers column and blog for The New York Times. Her work and commentary have been featured in countless national media outlets including USA Today, and NBC’s Today show. Ms. Alboher lives with her husband in New York City.Follow Marci (@heymarci) and Encore.org (@encorecareers) on Twitter.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    I think this is truly an exceptional book. A combination of self

    I think this is truly an exceptional book. A combination of self-assessment combined with plenty of how-to guides and additional resources, this book is a must of those looking for their Encore Career or others who are re-careering. I have been waiting for this book to come out since I early ordered in November, and it has exceeded my expectations and is helping me on my journey towards personal enlightenment and satisfaction. Well done Marci!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Marci Alboher's "The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a

    Marci Alboher's "The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life" undoubtedly provides useful information from many aspects to anyone seeking guidance as they journey into that challenging and sometimes treacherous phase of life our culture has perhaps foisted upon us by fixating on a particular age for which retirement is expected or even mandated. The book is filled with hepful "how to" information, providing guidance for those attempting to identify or bring about an encore career. For example, there are suggestions on how to bring one's already hewn skills to bear or how to augment them. However, most poignant in my case was the encouragement I garnered from the book, both by its affirmation of the effort to establish an encore career and, perhaps even more significantly, by its confirmation that the effort may take time and may not be straight forward. This is true particularly in a society where the latter part of life is just now being defined or redefined. I say "thank you" to Ms. Alboher for the renewed confidence. Margaret D. Tagliavia

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