Jane Pauley and Marci Alboher in Encore Careers Webcast
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.
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.
Join Us on the Encore Career Handbook Tour
01/08/2013 - 11:45:22am
We at Encore.org have heard from so many of you, excited about the new Encore Career Handbook.
The Conservation Fund
Purpose Prize Fellow 2012
In 1990, Mikki Sager was a midcareer administrative assistant looking to make an impact. A year later she co-created the Resourceful Communities Program, which brings together community leaders, grassroots groups, government agencies, land trusts and others to create businesses and jobs in rural North Carolina that protect the landscape and move people out of poverty.
A division of the nonprofit Conservation Fund, the Resourceful Communities Program provides planning, research, organizational development, fundraising and other technical assistance.
Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy … And Pays the Bills
09/28/2012 - 10:33:20am
Kerry Hannon knows careers.
Last Chance to Enter Your Good Idea for a $5,000 Prize
09/18/2012 - 05:03:16pm
John Fugazzie won $5,000 to help people find work through support groups. Charlene Turner Johnson won $5,000 to start turning abandoned houses into homes for homeless veterans and families. Deborah Greymoon won $5,000 to save women's lives through safer childbirth in the developing world.
Caring Encores: A Look at Caregiving Opportunities
09/12/2012 - 01:59:51pm
As the aging population grows, so does the demand for health care workers. The federal government predicts that the health care industry is on track to add 3.2 million jobs between 2008 and 2018 – a 22 percent increase. And health care reform will potentially boost that number dramatically.
Caregiving – which can take various forms, requiring different levels of expertise – is among the most in-demand prospects in health care today. And with so much potential to help others, it makes a great encore career.
The Encore Career Handbook – Coming Soon
09/11/2012 - 12:31:45pm
Whenever I speak about the growing interest in encore careers, people ask how they can get started on finding their encores. They want practical steps that can help them move into a new kind of work that blends making a living with making a difference.
Besides our website, Encore.org, there’s a new place to begin: The Encore Career Handbook.
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
New Opportunities to Explore Encore Careers Online
07/05/2012 - 07:40:10am
Do you want an encore career but don’t know what job you want or how to get there? If so, check out four new online courses on exploring jobs, all designed for people 50 and older (although open to students of any age):
- Exploring Green Jobs
- Exploring Jobs in Caregiving
- Exploring Jobs in Community Engagement
- Exploring Jobs in Education