Baby Boomers are getting ready to retire. But these days, many of them aren’t ready to stop working. Instead, they’re looking for ways to revitalize their careers.
But Boomers aren’t the only group. Women returning after maternity leave, people looking to change careers, even those who are sick of retirement and want to make a comeback are all looking to stay in the workforce.
Marc Freedman is the author of "Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life." And he says such a comeback is called an “encore career.” People find work that provides meaning in the second of half of their lives. If it sounds like something you’d like to do, here are two solid options available to you.
First: A “Return-ship” - These are similar to internships, except they’re for experienced professionals who’ve left the work force and want to re-enter the business world. The Sara Lee Corporation and Goldman Sachs are just two of the companies that offer them. Participants have the potential for a permanent position after completing the program.
And a 2nd option for finding an “encore career”: Vocation Vacations - This is a company that gives you a chance to test-drive a dream job, for 1 to 3 days, under the guidance of expert mentors. Approximately 20 -percent of “vacationers” have either switched full-time careers, gone back to school or have taken the steps to land their dream jobs. The company offers more than 160 types of vocations in everything from acting to yoga. For more information, visit VocationVacation.com.