Join Jane Pauley and Me for an Encore Careers Webcast May 17. Send Us Your Questions!
05/16/2013 - 09:52:08am
One of the greatest pleasures of my job is getting to work occasionally with journalism icon Jane Pauley. She has dedicated her encore years to telling stories of people using their talent and experience to serve the greater good.
Who Won the Encore Career Handbook Story Contest?
05/03/2013 - 12:24:02pm
There's so much talk about how people over 50 are having the toughest time rebounding from the recession that we at Encore.org wanted to uncover the stories of those who have overcome obstacles and those who are using their encore careers to help others hard hit.
Recently I asked for your stories, and you shared your many passions, journeys and triumphs. We were honored to read them. We picked five favorites to share.
Encore Careers: A Solution to Hard Times?
03/15/2013 - 11:34:53am
As I tour the country, introducing people to The Encore Career Handbook, folks everywhere are telling me they’re worried about the still-sputtering economy. If you’re in the job market, finding work can seem daunting, and a little scary.
How to Work a Conference, and Avoid Post-Conference Overload
01/31/2013 - 11:57:24am
Every time I go to a conference, I have high hopes. I imagine I’ll have time to talk to everyone I want to talk to. I’ll remember which faces belong to that insane stack of business cards that overtakes every bag and pocket. I’ll do something with the chicken scratch that covers all the pages of the program and my latest Moleskin notebook.
Then I get home and all of those high hopes disappear. Unless I do some planning before even leaving for a conference.
For Many, a Sense of Purpose Makes Job Stress Worthwhile
01/16/2013 - 12:58:00pm
A recent study with a catchy headline about the most stressful jobs of 2013 found its way to the soft hour of news last week.
5 Ways to Start an Encore Career
01/11/2013 - 08:44:04am
Retirement isn’t likely to make it onto any lists of hot trends for 2013. But if retirement is out, what’s in? For a growing number of people, it’s continued work. But not the same old work. Work that feels right. Work that matters. And work that may prove to be more significant than what came before. An encore career.
Want to get a move on your own encore? Here are 5 models for how it’s done, which you can also learn about by watching this recent segment on HuffPost Live.
It Really Does Get Better
11/29/2012 - 03:13:55am
We all know about the challenges of getting older – feeling that it’s a whole new world and no one gave you the playbook.
Over 50 and Looking for a Job to Serve the Greater Good? You’re Not Alone
08/14/2012 - 12:33:13pm
Editor's note: This piece originally appeared on Idealist.org.
By Marci Alboher
Rethinking Your Relationship With Money During an Encore
05/14/2012 - 12:09:48pm
Laura Vanderkam has developed a bit of a specialty in convincing people they have more than they think they do. In her last book, 168 Hours, she did it with time. In her latest, All the Money in the World, she focuses on money.
Big Shifts Happen in and Beyond Midlife
04/09/2012 - 01:06:57pm
I was so impressed with Marc Freedman's last book, Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life, that I left my work as a journalist to help build the movement for encore careers for the greater good.