SECOND ACTS FOR THE GREATER GOOD: Until recently, most Americans equated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. No more. Now they want to stay in the game (or better, change the game). They want to leave a mark. Make a difference and continue to make money. From Encore.org, the leading organization in the field, comes a road map to every step of the encore career journey -- The Encore Career Handbook (Workman, $15.95) by Marci Alboher. A comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide, filled with inspiring stories and answering in extensive FAQ sections the concerns of its readers, this book is everything you need to help you strike a balance between doing good and doing well--in a way that will sustain you through this new stage of life. Tonight, Alboher is joined by award-winning business journalist Cindy Krischer Goodman for a conversation that willexplore many topics, including the transition involved in an encore career, how much you need to make, the pros and cons of going back to school, when to volunteer or intern, how to network effectively and harness the power of social media and who is hiring and for what jobs? About the Author:MARCI ALBOHER is a leading authority on the changing face of work and a Vice President at Encore.org, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, she is the author of One Person/Multiple Careers: The Original Guide to the Slash “/” Career. Marci has appeared on or been quoted by countless media outlets, including NBC’s Today and Nightly News, The Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. Marci is on the advisory boards of The Op-Ed Project, which focuses on increasing the number of women and minority voices in public conversations, and SheWrites.com, an online community for women writers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from The University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University. She lives in New York City.About the Interviewer:CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN is an award-winning business journalist. Her nationally distributed column and blog, The Work Life Balancing Act, appears weekly in The Miami Herald and more than 100 newspapers. Cindy publishes a monthly e-newsletter on work life balance and contributes to widely read publications such as Money Magazine, Florida Trend and The Miami Herald’s Business Monday. Cindy also participates in the blogger communities for MomsMiami.com and Lifetime Channel’s The Balancing Act and has her own blog, Raising Teens. She graduated from University of Florida and lives in Broward County with her husband and three children.
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