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.
READING FOR SECTOR SWITCHERS
For tips on transitioning from a corporate job to one in the nonprofit sector, read: