California's EnCorps Teachers Program is a statewide program to increase the number of math and science teachers in public middle and high schools. It provides an alternative pathway to become a teacher through guest teaching (as a volunteer or substitute), full-time teaching that provides experience and fast-track education for a teaching credential. For more information, check out the Encore.org blog post.
AARP’s job search engine lists openings posted by “age-friendly certified employers.” The portal at www.aarp.org/jobs locates part-time, full-time and flex-time positions by keyword and location. Although jobs are targeted at individuals age 50 and older, not all of them are encore careers that give back to the community.
For more information, check out the Encore.org blog post about the Peace Corps.
In partnership with Bridgespan, IBM offers a program and online platform that helps IBM employees and retirees assess their readiness for nonprofit positions, identify potential opportunities and skills required, apply for jobs with nonprofits and receive mentoring. Once it’s perfected, the pilot project will be made available to other nonprofits and corporations that wish to start similar endeavors.
The Partnership for Public Service’s FedExperience is an initiative to enhance government’s recruitment of experienced workers and enlist potential partners to fuel interest in federal service. IBM signed on for the pilot program.
Created by Encore.org member Lee Callaway, RebootYou.com is a Web site focused on life transitions with stories and resources to help people “rebooting” themselves. Career switchers are encouraged to post their reinvention stories on the site.
For more information, check out the Encore.org blog post.
By Saundra Marling and Jill Pfaff-Waterbury. Life Transition Consulting, 2006
Boomers' Job Search Guide uses a workbook format to help jobseekers over 50 focus their goals and find a second career. The book covers job search essentials such as assessing your skills, resume writing, networking and interviewing.
One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success
By Marci Alboher. Business Plus, 2007
Attorney/journalist/speaker Marci Alboher’s book profiles people who are seeking greater fulfillment through multiple careers. The guide includes advice on how to market your multiple talents and try out different jobs before making a career change—without going broke.
Available online at heymarci.com