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Product Details

  • Paperback: 263 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 1 edition (January 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607743825
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607743828
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“One of the hardest parts of a career change or job hunt is figuring out what all your  options are and then intelligently evaluating them. In this invaluable guide, career coach Nancy Collamer shows that transforming your passions into profits after leaving your full-time job can be easier (and more fun) than you think! Filled with inspirational stories,pragmatic advice, and tested resources, this book is the ultimate here-is-how-you-do-it guide to earning an income on a flexible basis during your semi-retirement years.”
—Susan Joyce, publisher and editor, Job-Hunt.org

“With ‘retirement’ being threatened, Second-Act Careers will become the recognized  lifeline for those seeking income, newly defined meaning, and purpose in their lives.”
—Dan Miller, author and life coach, www.48Days.com

Second-Act Careers is an invaluable resource for anyone considering ways to earn income during retirement. Well-respected career coach Nancy Collamer provides terrific, practical information about a wide variety of full-time and part-time jobs as well as thoughtful exercises to help you figure out what you’d like to do next and where. 
Whether you’re interested in freelancing, temping, launching a business, getting into  direct sales, becoming a franchisee, or starting an encore career, this book will provide a handy roadmap to reach your second act’s destination.”
—Richard Eisenberg, editor, Work & Purpose Channel, Nextavenue.org

About the Author

NANCY COLLAMER, MS, is a career coach, author, and speaker who is an expert at helping people create lifestyle-friendly careers. In private practice since 1996, Nancy gained national prominence as the Career Transitions columnist for Oxygen Media and as the founder of the popular websites MyLifestyleCareer.com and Jobsandmoms.com. She holds a MS in career development from the College of New Rochelle and a BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her advice has been featured in numerous media outlets, including NBC Nightly News; the New York Times; CNN; the Wall Street Journal; Redbook; Ladies’ Home Journal; More O, The Oprah Magazine; and Fortune. She has written columns about lifestyle friendly careers for a number of major websites, including AARP.org, MariaShriver.com, NextAvenue.org, and Job-Hunt.org. Nancy enjoys sharing her expertise with live audiences, both large and small, and has spoken at venues ranging from Harvard Business School to the California Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women.
 
When not at work, Nancy loves spending time at her home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, with her husband, Joel, their two daughters, Danielle and Juliana, and her one-eyed cat, Annabelle. She is a rabid UNC Tar Heel basketball fan and a proud card-carrying member of AARP.


More About the Author

Nancy Collamer, M.S., is a career coach, speaker and author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. She writes a weekly blog about careers and volunteering for NextAvenue.org (PBS) that is also carried on Forbes.com.

In private practice since 1996, Nancy has spoken at venues ranging from Harvard Business School to the California Governors Conference on Women. She is a contributing expert to Job-Hunt.Org and also writes for her own website at www.mylifestylecareer.com

Her advice has been featured in numerous media outlets including NBC Nightly News, The NY Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, O Magazine and Fortune. Nancy holds a M.S. in career development, a B.A. in psychology and is certified as a MBTI administrator. A loyal graduate of UNC/Chapel Hill, she is an avid college basketball fan, a proud mom of two beautiful daughters and a card-carrying member of AARP.

Customer Reviews

This book is full of very thoughtful and interesting information.
PBS
This book provides the necessary incentive to prepare yourself for retirement and a lot of great ideas to get you to that next step in your life.
Bill and Diana Beaulieu
Ms. Collamer has a gift for writing and understanding human nature.
Linda Love Talmadge

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By William A. Liberis on January 30, 2013
Format: Paperback
Seriously, this book by Collamer is perfectly timed. I didn't realize it at first but after I got laid off from my last job I've been a baby boomer trying to figure out how to spend my day doing something more interesting than walking on the beach with a metal detector. this step-by-step instructional manual lead me through a self assessment and now I've got it. Start my own company selling services that I've promoted in one way or another for the first 37 years of my professional life. Thank you so much. Oh, and by the way, the writing is superb. Not condescending, no jargon. It reads like I'm talking to a really interesting person at a cocktail party. Well done.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Linda Love Talmadge on January 16, 2013
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This is an extraordinary book for any and all. Ms. Collamer has a gift for writing and understanding human nature. Her stories are lively and enticing, bringing new light to an age-old dilemma of finding meaning and perhaps money in re-inventing oneself. Highly entertaining and thought-provoking for those in retirement, those who are considering a career change, or those with a little time on their hands. thumbs up!
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Nancy Collamer understands the new world we live in. There are lots of way to make money from just about anywhere in today's world. The problem is understanding what are all of your options. Nancy has created a book that walks you through the new world of making money and creating a portfolio career.

This book complements many other books on the market including The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy ... And Pays the Bills and my book [...]

Marc Miller
Career Pivot
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Eddie O on February 16, 2013
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A series of short (750 words) anecdotes about people who made changes to their careers. Not useful about how to make similar changes.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bernie P. on May 19, 2013
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I am starting my second act and it is an adjustment.

This book is approachable and easy to read and is a real help to that adjustment.

Skimming it allows a person to get ideas and consider possibilities that weren't obvious before. If you find an area that is interesting there is a lot of hands on information that allows me to get down to practical steps.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ntsiki Langford on February 27, 2014
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While there are some helpful tips in this book, they do not include all geographical areas, e.g. I'm in Newark, NJ and the colleges here do not offer some of the opportunities mentioned in this book. I have been to the US Dept labor-sponsored CareerOneStop offices in Newark, but the agency does not offer any programs for seniors.

My phone calls to the Encore offices have not been returned.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Gasaway on March 16, 2014
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I'm getting ready to make the leap into a pre-retirement career; not because I have to, but because I want to. The main problem for me has been what to do, and how to go about doing it. This book is a great place to start. There could have been more information in several sections of part one, which describes all kinds of different 2nd act career possibilities, but it certainly is a very comprehensive list, and there are plenty of links to resources. I also think the author did a good job of pointing out how flexible the various possibilities would be for those of us not planning to work full time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Stretton) on March 12, 2014
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From the title onwards, this book is a gem for anyone wondering what to do after retirement. Ms. Collamer gives many hints and has brought the knowledge of experts in a wide variety of fields to give their ideas. The best parts for me are Chapter 9 and 10 where she asks specific questions to help you remember what turned you on when you were young and what excites you now. A book to write in and go back to again and again.
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