A recent article by Abby Ellin, in the Money section of the New York Times, shines a light on those who are transferring skills and experience from their primary career into a purpose-filled second act. Ellin reflects, “Many worry that their existing skills aren’t applicable to new industries, that their expertise isn’t transferable and that they will have to reinvent themselves to remain competitive. This, of course, can be overwhelming.”
“There’s a real myth around reinvention” said Nancy Collamer of Old Greenwich, Conn., a semiretirement career expert and author of “Second-Act Careers.” “Why would you want to throw away all of that life and work and professional experience? It’s so much more about reconfiguring, taking the old and blending it with the new and coming up with something that’s going to excite you in the second half.”
Read the full article for stories of new purpose in encore careers.