THE ENCORE CAREER HANDBOOK
Interested in an encore career but don't know where to start? Check out The Encore Career Handbook, a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide to finding passion, purpose and a paycheck in the second half of life.
In it, you'll find information about 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? An Encore Hot List of 35 viable careers.
Got two minutes? Check out this short video – a fun, informative look at The Encore Career Handbook.
CATCH THE ENCORE CAREER HANDBOOK TOUR
Check here to find out whether your city is on The Encore Career Handbook tour. Meet others who are searching for encore careers and draw inspiration from those already serving the greater good in their encores.
THE ENCORE CAREER HANDBOOK TOUR VISITS MINNESOTA
ENCORE GROUP GUIDES AND DISCUSSION TOOLKITS
Want to make the handbook your next book club selection? Click here for questions that should inspire lively discussion. Interested in bringing people together to help each other – and yourself – find an encore career? Here’s our Encore Transition Group Guide. (A great tool for career coaches, too!)
Are you a community activist or a leader at a local nonprofit or other civic group? Use our Encore Toolkit to introduce the encore idea to your community members. We also have versions for alumni professionals looking for ways to engage alumni interested in encore careers and for alumni themselves to introduce the encore concept to their alma maters. All three versions, although enhanced by The Encore Career Handbook, can be used alone.
READ WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“If enough of us find our encores, we’ll become a small army for change: We’ll transform the world and ourselves.”
– Jane Pauley, host of AARP’s Your Life Calling on NBC’s Today show
“A treasure trove for anyone hitting midlife and wondering what’s next. Engaging, practical. … This book will inspire you to think big and take action!”
– Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
“Marci Alboher has written a fast-paced and hugely helpful guide on how to bow in to your encore career. It’s full of stories and advice for those who want to raise the curtain on the next act of life. For this she deserves a standing ovation!”
– Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author
Check out these videos highlighting the book and encore careers. More >