This article appeared in the 2012 Career Planning and Adult Development Journal. The article is an overview of the encore career movement, and was part of a special issue on the intersection of work and retirement.
Schaefers, K.G. (2012). Working for good: The encore career movement. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 28(2), 84-95.
Free Funeral Day: The Power of Setting Goals Personal story of an inspirational uncle who lived his life with a twinkle in his eye and his hand outstretched. Uncle Harry's sense of humor, love of learning, and sense of purpose inspired all who knew him.
Workforce demographics are shifting, and the number of older workers will steadily increase for the foreseeable future. Organizations are needing to pay attention to the reality of a multi generational workplace.
When it comes to networking, sometimes it is the little things that matter most: being considerate, keeping a positive attitude, and communicating often . This article appeared in the Minnesota Career Development Association in the February 25, 2010 Newsletter.
There is a trend, some say a movement, for people to seek out work that combines paid employment with meaning and impact in the second half of life. Marc Freedman coined the term "encore career" to describe this movement.
Too Old to Work, Too Young To Die: The History or Retirement
The concept of a leisure retirement is relatively recent. Historically, older adults continued to work for as long as possible, in jobs or through self employment, often living in multi generational households to pool resources. This article provides context to the evolving nature of what we mean by the word retirement.