The Encore Career Handbook
Itching to get started on your encore, but don’t know where to start?
Check out The Encore Career Handbook, a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide to making a difference and a living in the second half of life.
What You’ll Learn
- How to plan your transition – whether you’re 10 years away or on the verge.
- How to figure out your “encore number.”
- How to find work that both makes a difference and pays the bills.
- How to leverage your years of experience and existing skills in new ways.
Encore Career Handbook in the News
Praise for the Encore Career Handbook
“If enough of us find our encores, we’ll become a small army for change.”
– Jane Pauley, host of AARP’s Your Life Calling on NBC’s Today show
“A treasure trove for anyone hitting midlife and wondering what’s next”
– Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
“Essential reading for the rest of your life.”
– Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
“A fast-paced and hugely helpful guide on how to bow in to your encore career.”
– Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author
“An invaluable resource.”
– The Associated Press
Guides to Using the Book
Bring the book to your book club, community or alumni group with these tools and resources:
READING GROUP should inspire lively discussion
TRANSITION GUIDE to bring people together to help each other — or yourself — transition into an encore career
COMMUNITY TOOLKIT to introduce the encore idea to your community members
EXERCISES to start reflecting on your encore goals or to guide others on their journey
About the Author
Marci Alboher is a vice president at Encore.org. She is one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. Marci’s current focus is on the power of connecting, collaborating and innovating across the generations. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, her latest book is “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.” Marci is regularly called upon for commentary in media outlets around the world, and she has been interviewed by countless news organizations, including NBC’s Today and Nightly News, National Public Radio, AARP, the International Herald Tribune and USA Today. She is former vice chair of the board of directors of Girls Write Now, and serves as a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project. Earlier in her career, she spent a decade practicing law. She lives in New York City with her husband Jay and French Bulldog Sinatra. @heymarci READ MORE