Working Options

LET’S FACE IT... Things have changed... and as you approach your “retirement years” are you re-thinking the purpose of work and the definition of success? What do you do now?

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Overview

3-E's

We’ve developed a 3-step process called the “3-E’s”, that prepares you
for a successful Legacy Career.

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Explore

Explore legacy career options for boomers everywhere.

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Keep exploring your options! There are tons of opportunities out there for Boomers. The worst decision is to do nothing.

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Boomers & Non-Profits

While many studies have examined mature workers’ attitudes towards working past retirement, this study examined the willingness of nonprofit management to hire mature workers. See where boomers stack up in the non-profit sector for employment.

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Legacy Transitions

The break between your midlife work and your encore career can be as short as a weekend or as long as several years. Either way, planning ahead can increase the chances for a successful encore career and save you some money as well.

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Money Management

It would be nice if there were a single, simple "calculator" you could use to determine whether or not you can afford to transition to an encore career. Alas, financial calculators are only as useful as the assumptions that go into them. Read more to determine if YOU can afford to begin your Legacy Career.

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Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers is the comprehensive resource for transitioning professionals pursuing new career options in the nonprofit sector. Get indispensable advice, relevant strategies, and nonprofit-specific resources to strengthen your job search. Written by nonprofit career experts.

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Section 02

Equip

Equip yourself with the tools to obtain your legacy career

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Equip yourself with the right tools to be successful. Knowledge is Power. The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be to find the path that’s best for you.

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Re-VITAL-ize Your Resume

You have an excellent resume. Your senior-level, for-profit business experience is outstanding. But will it count in the much different world of nonprofits?

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The Big Shift

Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife By: Marc Freedman, CEO and founder of Civic Ventures, a think tank on Boomers, work and social purpose, had just turned 50, and like many fellow Boomers was facing an identity crisis.

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Update Your Job Skills

Community colleges can be a terrific option. Adults looking for flexibility and value may find both at two-year colleges.

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Section 03

Engage

Engage in a fulfilling Legacy Career.

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Engage in something you enjoy doing. Find your next step that is both rewarding AND fulfilling.

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Finding Age-Friendly Jobs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 19 percent of today's workforce is age 55 and older, and that number is expected to reach 25 percent by 2020.
-- an increase of more than 11 million workers.

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Section 04

VITAL Resources

VITAL provides several resources such as workshops and links to other sites all aimed to better the livelyhood of Boomers as a whole.

VITAL Workshops

Supplemental Sites

Check out these wbsites to promote your overall health.

VillageNetwork
Encore
Zite
SecondAct
NextAvenue
TransitionNetwork
Stanford
Post50

Recommended Books

VITAL provides several resources such as workshops and links to other

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Aging in Community
by Pawel Kadysz
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A Long Bright Future
by Laura Carstensen, Ph.D
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Project Renewment
by Bernice Bratter
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Re-Creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging
by: Bernice S. Abbott
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Nextville: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life
by: Barbara Corcoran

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Volunteer

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--John F. Kennedy
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Monica H. Schaeffer, Ph.D,
VITAL, Inc. President

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