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Marci is a leading authority on the changing face of work and a Vice President at Encore.org, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good.
Her new book, The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life, was published by Workman Publishing in January 2013. To learn more, click here.
She is the author of One Person/Multiple Careers: The Original Guide to the Slash “/” Career (originally published in 2007 and re-released in 2012), which popularized the term “slasher” to refer to those individuals who can’t answer “What do you do?” with a single word or phrase. She also created the “Shifting Careers” column and blog for The New York Times and the “Working the New Economy” blog for Yahoo. Her articles have appeared in scores of national publications, including Time Out New York, Travel and Leisure, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The International Herald Tribune and More magazine.
Interested in an encore career but don’t know where to start? Check out The Encore Career Handbook, a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide to finding passion, purpose and a paycheck in the second half of life.
In it, you’ll find information about 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? An Encore Hot List of 35 viable careers.
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Author Marci Alboher joins us to talk about her new book, “The Encore Career Handbook,” which offers guidance for midlife career switches.