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

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  77 ratings  ·  14 reviews
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, the leading organization in the field, comes a road map to every step of the encore career journey. Here's h ...more
ebook, 298 pages
Published December 26th 2012 by Workman Publishing (first published December 18th 2012)
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Dave Rothacker
I STRONGLY suggest people under the age of forty read this book. Same old same old's keep us stuck in neural pathways to nowhere. But a tweak, a little different view and or perspective, and the tracks that our brain crave for us to lay become white hot and vibrant.

Napoleon Hill made the word "careful" reverent to me. Marci Alboher carefully and meticulously covers the roadmap necessary for change.

Younger people should read this book to learn what older people are going through. Why? Well other
LA Carlson
Apr 10, 2013 LA Carlson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people in transition
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A wonderful primer for people going through change. It doesn't matter what you are experiencing later in life you have the power to move in a better direction. Alboher is VP of Encore. org; has a BA and law degree and speaks on the subject. If you are already in your own encore this book will simply emphasize what you already know and if you need yet another reason to make a change; her book lays out a comprehensive guide to beginning. There is a wonderful resource/index at the end of the book. ...more
Paul L
A worthwhile read for people looking to pursue the next phase of their working life. Most examples are of people in their 50s and older, but the philosophies and suggestions are useful to people of any age.
Patrick Walsh
The Encore Career Handbook is a great resource for anyone considering a career change or faced with the need to find new employment after a number of years in an industry in which they might no longer be able to find work.
Susan Mack
great resource for anyone in career transition, not just those in their encore years.
Mary Pauline
I will admit, this wasn't read from first page to last. This was more of a quick skip around read.
A really good inspirational read for people who are looking to change careers in the mid-life and beyond. I skimmed through most of it because I'm not quite there yet and she focuses a lot on people who are in their 50s and beyond who mainly want to get into non-profit work. Perhaps I'll read this again in a decade or so when I want to leave the corporate world.
Full of wonderful information and examples of returning to a "second career" in the second half! Inspiring and thought provoking.
A must read for anyone who is thinking about what to do after the current career is over.
David R.
There's a lot of good material here for the person pondering an "encore career". Be advised that term here is largely defined as doing work in the nonprofit sector.
Aimed at people leaving profit business & headed (primarily) for non-profit... since I'm doing the reverse (sort of), not really applicable.
Lots of ideas and guidance for those who are at a transition time of their lives, workwise.
Great resource and motivational read. Highly recommended!!!
Ellen Oberhart
Very good. Many resources and helpful tips.
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