Dallas Metroplex Encore Group

Our mission is to help those in the Dallas Metroplex find their “encore” career.

What is an “Encore” career?

1. An “encore” career is not a retirement job; it is a destination and a category of work onto itself.
2. “Encore” careers blend clear-eyed pragmatism and the determination to make a better world, the idealism of a generation tempered by years of experience at making things work.
3. It’s time to stop overlooking the biggest source of people ready to ask what they can do for their country.
4. Provide a broad cross-section of talented individuals in their desire to serve their communities by creating flexible, practical “encore” opportunities.

Why an “Encore” career?

1. There is a broad cross-section of talented individuals who desire to serve their communities by creating flexible, practical “encore” opportunities.
2. 10, 000 people turn 60 every day.
3. By 2030 25% of US residents will be over 60.
4. According to AARP, more than half of those who want to work after retirement, “helping people” was an important factor. Teaching was the top ranked choice.
5. In 2017 Social Security will be in the red.
6. In 2041 the Social Security trust fund will be gone.

How do you find an “Encore” career?

1. Imagine this new concept: If you sign up for a significant new stage of work,
and if you invest in and prepare for this phase, society will meet you halfway.
i. We’ll help clear away the barriers and obstacles that make continued work difficult and complicated.
ii. We’ll develop better pathways to a significant second career.
iii. We’ll help you find engagement that truly uses your skills, experience and know-how.
iv. We’ll focus on opportunities where your assets are genuinely needed.

2. We will find out what your interests and experiences are and try to match these with an “encore” opportunity. In that way you will be doing what you want to do and not necessarily what you have to do.
3. We will work with various agencies and businesses who are interested in hiring people with the experience and desire required.

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Discovering What's Next Career Counseling With Career Moves at JVS

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Discovering What's Next Career Counseling With Career Moves at JVS

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I'm new to the group -- bring me up to speed!

Hi All! I'm happy I found this group and would like to know more about what you are doing today. Is this group mainly looking for or working in an encore career at this time? Or, just planning for it someday?

I am personally new to the DFW area and looking for my "next best career opportunity". If you are a member of Career Connection, you will know that is where I picked up that phrase.

Do you all ever get togehter and meet? Do you meet or talk somewhere on line?

Jan

Talk on Encoree

I am giving a talk on Thursday about Encore careers. Anything you think i need to say?

Thanks Martha for joining

Martha- I thank you for joining- Terry has been sick but when she gets well she will help to get more involved. As you can see I am interested in getting more involved in coming up with a program to help our boomers/seniors find their encore career. I would like to get together with you at some time and discuss this further. What I need to get going is some funds and a place to work out of, so I can contact various business and recruit potential clients for this purpose. Again, I value your input.

members

Terry: I have contacted a couple of people in Dallas who I think might make great contributions to this forum and further my agenda. Waiting to hear from them. I contacted Martha Blaine but she has been away at a conference but hope to hear from her soon. If you happen to know other people in Dallas let them/me know.

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