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