The Encore Career Handbook

How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life


By Marci Alboher

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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 how to plan the transition. How much you need to make. The pros and cons of going back to school. When to volunteer, and when to intern. How to network effectively and harness the power of social media. Who’s hiring and for what jobs? (Check out the Encore Hot List of 35 viable careers). A comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide, filled with inspiring stories and answering—in extensive FAQ sections—the concerns of its readers, this book is everything you need to help you strike a balance between doing good and doing well–in a way that will sustain you through this new stage of life.


  • “An invaluable resource.”
    I>The Associated Press“If you’re looking for a new passion, purpose, and paycheck in the second half of your life, author Marci Alboher is here to help.”— NBC’sTodayShow “A practical, energizing and essential guide…Alboher capably takes you by the hand and calmly walks you through the process of how to plan your transition step-by-step…leaves no stone unturned.”—USA Today “An engaging new practical guide.”—“The career-change bible for adults age 45 and older.”—  “Jam-packed with excellent practical guidance.”— 
    Lester Strong, vice president and chief executive officer, AARP Experience Corps

On Sale
Dec 18, 2012
Page Count
336 pages

Marci Alboher

About the Author

Marci Alboher is a vice president of, 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 (@encorecareers) on Twitter.

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