The Encore Career Handbook by Marci Alboher
How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life

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Until recently, most Americans equated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. No more. Now they want to stay in the game (or better, change the game). They want to leave a mark. Make a difference—and continue to make money. From Encore.org, the leading organization in the field, comes a road map to every step of the encore career journey. Here’s how to plan the transition. How much you need to make. The pros and cons of going back to school. When to volunteer, and when to intern. How to network effectively and harness the power of social media. Who’s hiring and for what jobs? (Check out the Encore Hot List of 35 viable careers). A comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide, filled with inspiring stories and answering—in extensive FAQ sections—the concerns of its readers, this book is everything you need to help you strike a balance between doing good and doing well--in a way that will sustain you through this new stage of life.

 

About Marci Alboher

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Marci Alboher is a Vice President of Civic Ventures, a nonprofit think tank on boomers, work and social purpose. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, she is the author of One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success (Warner Books, 2007). Marci has been a regular contributor to "The Takeaway" on public radio, wrote the blog "Working the New Economy," for Yahoo!, and has appeared on or been quoted by countless media outlets including The Today Show, The NBC Nightly News, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. Marci is on the advisory boards of The Op-Ed Project, an initiative to expand the range of voices we hear from in the world and SheWrites.com, an online community for women writers. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from The University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University. She lives in New York City.
 
Published December 26, 2012 by Workman Publishing Company. 336 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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