March 3, 2016

It’s Never Too Late to Change Careers

I hear this often during meetings with my candidates and job-search coaching clients.

Dissatisfaction with one’s current career and the ensuing quest to do something different is now commonly referred to as an “encore career” — a term coined in 2009 by Encore.org CEO and founder Marc Freedman. The Wikipedia definition of an encore career is “work in the second half of life that combines continued income, greater personal meaning and social impact. These jobs are paid positions often in public interest fields, such as education, the environment, health, the government sector, social services and other nonprofits.”    Read complete article