Ready for Your Second Career?

Ready for Your Second Career?

Boomers and older Americans are giving retirement a major makeover: The old stereotype of the 65-year-old trotting off to a sun-filled life of leisure is quickly becoming a thing of the past. A new life stage is emerging — one that takes place between leaving a career in one field and flat-out retiring.

Think of it as an “encore career.”

For some people, this involves paid, part-time work related to a social mission, often in the nonprofit or public sector. For others, it might be volunteer work, another full-time job, a new business or even a sharper focus on a hobby or recreational pursuit. One thing an encore is not — menial.

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