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.


Buy The Encore Career Handbook now on Workman.comAmazon.comBarnes & Noble, or IndieBound (for independent booksellers.)

Ask for it at your local library or bookstore.

Take advantage of bulk order discounts when buying for your group. Contact Workman Publishing for details.

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.

Until recently, most Americans associated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. Now, they want to stay in the game—or better yet, change it! In this free LinkedIn Learning course, our VP Marci Alboher, author of The Encore Career Handbook, teaches you how to jump-start an encore career that may be the most important work you’ll ever love.

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

ALUMNI or ALUMNI PROFESSIONALS: host an event for your college or university

About the Author

Marci Alboher is one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. 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.” She 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. Marci serves on the board of directors of Girls Write Now and as a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project. Earlier in her career, Marci spent a decade practicing law. READ MORE