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Encore Careers

As we reach our 60s, more and more women are starting encore careers. Not satisfied to “age gracefully,” we are going back to school, becoming nurses, painters and teachers. If you are thinking about starting a new career, we have some tools to help you get started.

Being the Eldest Person on Your Work Team
1 year ago

Being the Eldest Person on Your Work Team

Many of us continue to work past the point when society expects us to retire. Maybe we don’t feel ready to retire yet, maybe we just need the money…
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5 Career Change Ideas Where You Can Make the Most of Your Life Experience
1 year ago

5 Career Change Ideas Where You Can Make the Most of Your Life Experience

If you’re thinking about making a career change in your 60s, then it’s worth looking at roles that will allow you to really make the most of your life experience…
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5 Career Change Ideas That Involve Working with Animals
1 year ago

5 Career Change Ideas That Involve Working with Animals

If you’re looking to make a career change in your 60s, then it can help to start by considering what you’re passionate about. For an animal lover, getting to spend all day hanging out with a bunch of furry friends…
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Job Search Getting You Down After 60? These 6 Tips May Give You the Pick-Me-Up You Need
1 year ago

Job Search Getting You Down After 60? These 6 Tips May Give You the Pick-Me-Up You Need

Looking for a job in your 60s can feel similar to riding a wave. On one hand, you may welcome the chance to hit the restart button on your career and gain a fresh sense of purpose…
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Put Your Talents Back to Work After 60 and Beyond
1 year ago

Put Your Talents Back to Work After 60 and Beyond

People transition into retirement in different ways. Some, like professors and therapists, can gradually cut back on their workload. Others enjoy their retirement party and then choose not to have anything to do with their previous career…
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Over 60 and Looking for a Job? Here’s 10 Tips to Get You Started
1 year ago

Over 60 and Looking for a Job? Here’s 10 Tips to Get You Started

Looking for a job in your 60s can be a real challenge. For starters, you may not have expected to be in a position to have to look for work at this age. A six-year increase to the women’s state pension age in less than 10 years is a huge shift…
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10 Pros and Cons of an Encore Career After 60
2 years ago

10 Pros and Cons of an Encore Career After 60

The concept of an “encore career” is spearheaded by the US non-profit called Encore.org. If you come to this article wondering what on earth I am talking about…
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Returning to Your Career in Your 50s and 60s – the Good and the Bad Exposed!
2 years ago

Returning to Your Career in Your 50s and 60s – the Good and the Bad Exposed!

When I was younger and had children arriving about every two years, I left my career. Because I’m a lawyer, I referred to it as laying down the law. I even wrote a book about it called Coming Home to Raise Your Children…
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3 Things You Need to Know About Being “Let Go” After 50
2 years ago

3 Things You Need to Know About Being “Let Go” After 50

Were you “let go” – or fired or displaced – after 50? Does it even matter what they called it? Well… yes and no. There are several differences between being “let go,” being fired, or even being displaced…

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3 Types of Mindsets a Mature Woman Can Embrace When Pursuing Professional Reinvention
2 years ago

3 Types of Mindsets a Mature Woman Can Embrace When Pursuing Professional Reinvention

At this point in my life, I like to believe that I pretty much know what I think about professional reinvention. As a veteran of several career changes, I’ve given a lot of thought…
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