The Encore Career Handbook

Praise for the Encore Career Handbook

“If enough of us find our encores, we’ll become a small army for change.”
– Jane Pauley, host of AARP’s Your Life Calling on NBC’s Today show

“A treasure trove for anyone hitting midlife and wondering what’s next”
– Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

“Essential reading for the rest of your life.”
– Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

“A fast-paced and hugely helpful guide on how to bow in to your encore career.”
– Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author

“An invaluable resource.”
– The Associated Press

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to plan your transition – whether you’re 10 years away or on the verge.
  • How to figure out your “encore number.”
  • How to find work that both makes a difference and pays the bills.
  • How to leverage your years of experience and existing skills in new ways.
  • And much more.


About the Author

Image_4_MarciWJaneMarci Alboher is Vice President of Marketing and Communications at and one of the nation’s leading authorities on career issues and workplace trends. She is regularly called upon for commentary in media outlets around the world, and she has been interviewed by countless news organizations, including NBC’s Today and Nightly News, National Public Radio, AARP, the International Herald Tribune and USA Today. Marci’s prior book One Person/Multiple Careers 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. Marci serves on the board of directors of Girls Write Now, the Advisory Council of Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose Program, and as a mentor-editor for The OpEd Project.

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Use This Book

Bring the book to your book club, community or alumni group with these tools and resources:

Want to make the handbook your next book club selection?

  • This Reading Group Guide should inspire lively discussion.
  • Want to organize an encore transition group? Use our  Transition Guide to bring people together to help each other – or yourself – transition into an encore career.
  •  Use our Community Toolkit to introduce the encore idea to your community members.
  • Host an alumni event for your college or university using our Alumni Toolkits (alumni version,  alumni professionals version.)
  •  For more ideas, visit our Encore Seekers Page.