The Encore Career Handbook. How To Make A Living And A Difference In The Second Half Of Life. Marci Alboher
I stumbled onto this book one day at Barnes & Nobles when I was trying to burn up my Christmas gift certificate and it was a wonderful discovery. Not only am I a “boomer” but I provide career counseling / coaching for Boomers and found this book to be “chock-a-block” full of information, resources, activities, and great ideas for anyone who is over 50 and thinking about leaving their full time job for something new.
Marci starts with reinventing yourself, explores options, take some self assessments, consider financial issues, network to create more options, “do things” to create your own luck, and even explores being your own boss and creating a business.
The handbook ends with an encore hot list of jobs, sample resumes & bios, a budget worksheet, a business plan builder, and further reading.
I found this to be practical and easy to read. You can start and stop in whatever chapter makes sense to you and furthered lots of my thinking on this subject all while giving me great activities to explore with my clients.
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