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ARE YOU READY FOR AN ENCORE CAREER?

For 50 years, the average 50-something American was headed straight toward a leisure-based retirement. The path was well marked, with familiar rites like the retirement party and the gold watch.

Not anymore. You’re bound for a dramatically different destination, a new stage of life that includes work. You want jobs that supply money and meaning, especially if you’re going to do them for another decade or two.  Sad to say, the search for work with purpose is often an intimidating do-it-yourself project. Encore.org can help.

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JOB LISTINGS

Use the Encore Career Finder to find jobs that offer purpose, passion and a paycheck.

TOP 5 ENCORE JOB FIELDS

Learn more about how to find work in these fields.

  1. Education
  2. Health care
  3. Environment
  4. Government
  5. Nonprofit

RESOURCES IN THE NEWS

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.

Learn From a Master Entrepreneur
In Forbes, Purpose Prize winner Randal Charlton shares crucial lessons that can help you start your own business.

Are You a Serial Job Switcher, or Want to Be?
Anya Kamenetz of Fast Company magazine offers five resources (including Encore Fellowships) for what she calls the "four year career."

Working Longer Can Pay Off, says U.S. News & World Report
Reporter Christine Larson explains how working into your 70s can benefit you, listing Encore.org as a resource for planning your next steps.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Explore resources for transitioning from a midlife career to an encore one.

JUMP-START YOUR ENCORE CAREER

The Get Started Guide offers expert advice, tips and success stories about how to pursue encore careers.

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FOR EMPLOYERS

News, advice and resources for employers tapping encore talent for the greater good.

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