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.
In 2012, Encore.org joined forces with Participant Media and Road Scholar to bring you The Marigold Ideas for Good Contest.
It was based on the hit movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which follows a group of British retirees (played by Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkerson), who travel to India and find new life instead of old age.
The Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative prepares experienced leaders to transition to community and public service in the next phase of their careers. More >
Where to Look Online for Careers With Purpose
05/08/2012 - 02:03:35pm
If you’re one of the 31 million people ages 44 to 70 who would like to find an encore career combining purpose, passion and a paycheck, Encore.org can help.
Encore.org isn’t a job matching service, but we have compiled and recently updated a hefty list of websites and resources that we hope will help you get started. Take a look here.
- Ten links to websites that list a wide range of job openings.
Accelerate Your Career With This Free Online Chat
03/23/2012 - 11:47:43am
Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha – authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Start-Up of You – are hosting a live, hourlong webcast in which they will discuss how you can accelerate your career today.
The session will be held Thursday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. PST. Click here to register. (You will receive the webcast link after registration.)
Explore 80 Health-Related Encore Careers With New Website
03/13/2012 - 01:16:40pm
Did you know that over half – 57 percent – of the more than 10 million nonprofit jobs in the U.S. are in health care?
And that health care will generate millions of new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry?
How to Find a Job with Purpose (and Income) In Your Retirement Years
The Allstate Blog talks to Encore.org careers expert Marci Alboher about encore job prospects and what awaits encore career seekers in the job market.
6 Tips for Transitioning into a Nonprofit Career
You want a job that matters. Executive recruiter Laura Gassner Otting knows what that's all about. Get her tips, posted on SecondAct.
Advice for Your Encore
10/13/2011 - 02:10:36pm
Sometimes the hardest part about preparing for an encore career in the nonprofit sector is knowing where to begin.
The second hardest part? Selling yourself.
I hope these resources are just what you need to get over the hump.
ReServe matches professionals 55+ with rewarding part-time service opportunities at nonprofit organizations and public institutions that pay a modest stipend. Membership required to access listings in New York City, Westchester County & Miami. View a sample of ReServe job listings. To read a New York Times article about ReServe, click here.