WORK

PREPARE FOR THE BIG TRANSITION

Once you’ve decided you want an encore career, how do you get one? You can read and learn from the experts. You can network and learn from those who have gone before you. You can get more education and training, some of which is now geared specifically to people looking for encore careers. You can try to land an internship or fellowship -- or volunteer for a while to learn the ropes.

You’re blazing the trail, so it’s probably not going to be easy, but you’ll find lots of help on Encore.org.

  • Find encore offerings at community colleges
  • Learn more about Encore Fellowships
  • Transition from a corporate job to a nonprofit one (PDF)

MAKE THE SWITCH

Expert advice on how to:

  1. Get started
  2. Find a nonprofit career during tough times
  3. Manage your job search

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Update your job skills (PDF)
Consider going back to school
Discover other programs that offer encore training

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

HARVARD EQUIPS LEADERS FOR ENCORES

The Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative prepares experienced leaders to transition to community and public service in the next phase of their careers. More >

HOW DID THEY DO IT?

Read personal stories of others who have found encore careers>