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The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life Paperback – December 18, 2012
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About the Author
Marci Alboher is a vice president of Encore.org, the leading nonprofit organization making it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good. She is also the author of One Person/Multiple Careers, and created the Shifting Careers column and blog for The New York Times. Her work and commentary have been featured in countless national media outlets including USA Today, and NBC’s Today show. Ms. Alboher lives with her husband in New York City.Follow Marci (@heymarci) and Encore.org (@encorecareers) on Twitter.
Top Customer Reviews
Well-written by a seasoned journalist (Alboher is a former NYT career columnist), the book covers a lot of ground and excels in two areas:
1) Inspiration, and
2) Practical nuts and bolts
Inspiration: Alboher tells the stories of dozens of people who have successfully transitioned to encore careers, as well as her own career twists and turns. Through these tales, she shows multiple paths for getting to the end destination, as well as side trips that are inevitable in any meaningful journey. Changing careers is not for the faint of heart. While most professionals want a buttoned-up project plan, life doesn't follow an "up and to the right" trajectory on a graph. Alboher has seen it all and she reassures the reader that "mistakes" are just stepping stones to your end goal.
Nuts and Bolts: The book is chock full of resources, exercises and great advice that will save you hours of research and move you forward, one step at a time. As a career coach, I noted several resources for current clients that I was not aware of--from a social media site for government job seekers (Govloop.com) to a federal site for assessing health care options (healthcare.gov) to recruiting firms that fill part-time, flex-time, and telecommuting roles (on-ramp.com) Two chapters that I found particularly useful:
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The author writes very well, there are plenty of resources, and there are lots of real-life examples. No matter if you are looking for your encore career or looking to find more joy in your current work, this is a must-read book.
Highly recommended! Thanks to the author for making the point that "you are not alone" no matter where you are in your career.
If you are considering an encore career in the nonprofit sector you will find this book filled with essential resources and perspectives.
I highly endorse this book. We will be providing the Encore Career Handbook as a "must read" for our students in Encore!Hartford.
Dr.David Garvey, Director, Encore!Hartford
Nonprofit Leadership Program
Department of Public Policy
University of Connecticut
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for my boyfriend, who is in his early to mid 30s. He had been checking this book out at the library over and over. And so I decided to get him his own copy. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amelia
Arrived as promised, good read for someone thinking about retiring and thinking they might want to go back to work.Published 2 months ago by Marilyn B.
I have only just started reading the book and doing the exercises, am on page 56.
But I can say that I find it impressing the way she has explained and laid out the various... Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, very insightful, exactly the book I was looking for.Published 11 months ago by Filiberto G Morado
Some helpful advice and links, but this book could not hold my attention. The author falls into easy gimmicks and avoids many of the realities of age. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Npoet9
I think the Encore Career Handbook is special. I tripped over it by accident, and have no affiliation whatsoever. Read morePublished 15 months ago by David S. Ain
As a graduate student and "encore careerist" myself, this is a well-written and helpful resource. Used it in studies and papers and as a personal life reference as well. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Steve Thaxton
I am using this book for readings for graduate students researching second careers. It is an effective teaching tool, and I would recommend it.Published 17 months ago by LCKansas