When it comes to retirement planning, one of the biggest questions we have to answer is “What am I going to do?” For many of us, we’ve spent the majority of our lives defining ourselves by the work we do both inside and outside the home.
As we think about retirement, we have to redefine our relationship with “work”.
Some people include in their retirement planning to enter a second career, also referred to as an encore career. We’ve written some articles about encore careers and wanted to put them all in one place as a reference guide.
What’s an Encore Career and Why You Might Want One – Encore careers may offer many solutions in retirement. But we have to plan carefully and choose wisely. To start, learn what encore careers really are.
4 Ways to Find a Thriving Encore Career – Encore careers should be rewarding, interesting and fun! But AARP says don’t cling to a dying profession. Here are 4 ways to find thriving encore careers.
Figuring Out What to Pursue as an Encore Career – Your encore career path should be carefully planned because you don’t just want to just take any job. You still want to enjoy your work and be fulfilling.
A Career Coach Can Help You Find Your Encore Career – In the gig economy, an encore career can be a big part of unretirement. Career Sherpa Hannah Morgan shows the value of a career coach in finding your gig.
Journal Your Encore Career Experience – Encore careers can offer freedom and success in retirement. Document your encore career path in a journal to identify what works well and future plans.
Using Volunteerism to Find Your Dream Job – Encore careers can be an important part of retirement planning. But how do you start? Volunteerism could be a good way to get started in your encore career.
Encore Careers Can Offer Independence – Encore careers may offer the independence you need for a successful and fulfilling retirement. With proper planning, we can benefit from an encore career.
5 Steps for Finding Your Encore Career – An encore career is something to consider as part of your retirement strategy. Start the conversation early to plan for your future unretirement.
We hope you find these resources helpful as you’re thinking about whether to pursue an encore career and how to go about doing it. If you have any questions about finding an encore career, drop us a note via our contact page. We’d love to hear from you and answer your questions here on Unretirement Project.