EXPLORE YOUR ENCORE POSSIBILITIES
Are you intrigued by the idea of an encore career – but stymied about how to get from here to there? How do you even begin to figure out how to channel your experience and talent into work that provides meaning and helps solve social problems?
In this section you’ll find help determining what type of work engages your heart and taps your natural gifts, practical advice on assessing your skills and interests, and tips on financing your encore career.
ASSESS YOUR SKILLS AND INTERESTS
On The Money
Three questions to help you think about how to finance an encore career:
6 GREAT RESOURCES
These career guides and books about the second half of life will help you start thinking about your encore career journey:
- The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers
- What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
- A Long Bright Future: An Action Plan for a Lifetime of Happiness, Health, and Financial Security
- Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life
- Get Started Guide
- The Big Shift: Navigating the New State Beyond Midlife
THREE PATHS TO HAPPINESS IN AN ENCORE CAREER
Encore careers combine continued income, social impact and personal fulfillment. But while it's relatively straightforward to calculate continued income and even possible to measure social impact, it’s more difficult to know, in advance, if an encore career will provide personal fulfillment.
Jobs are tight now, but a labor economist says there will be more jobs than people in coming years.
Read the report and get a preview of emerging jobs in the coming years in education, health care and the green economy.
HARVARD EQUIPS LEADERS FOR ENCORES
WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?
In this updated version of the classic, What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, author Richard Bolles offers practical advice for navigating one of the toughest job markets in years, with special focus on career switchers. More >
THE IDEALIST GUIDE TO NONPROFIT CAREERS FOR SECTOR SWITCHERS
This essential resource for encore jobseekers outlines how to move from volunteering to rewarding nonprofit careers.
THE BENEFITS OF A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE
07/28/2010 - 03:35:43pm
Unlike any other time in history, people from four generations are on the job together. Encore.org, with support from MetLife Foundation, commissioned three essays exploring today’s multigenerational workforce.