Marci Alboher is the original slasher and that’s a good thing. She a lawyer / journalist / writer / tv personality. She made the term ‘slash career’ popular with her book “One Person/Multiple Careers.” After many years as a free agent, we talk about her decision to work for someone else at Encore.org.
Below is a summary of our interview:
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. – Pablo Piccaso
We cover Marci’s start cleaning motel rooms for her family business to her different careers as a lawyer slash journalist slash writer slash everything you can imagine.
With very short notice, the New York Times terminated her blog and column.
Marci describes how her final two blog posts for the New York Times led to her next role.
Marci’s work at Encore Careers
We talk about how Encore Careers is helping people find ‘second acts’ in the latter part of their careers and the Encore Career Handbook.
Book Marci Recommends: Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career
Helpful Habit: Getting an email and referring the person to just the right people
Internet Resource: Freedom App
Helpful Person: Sue Shapiro and Charles Salzberg, her first writing teachers
What’s Her Purpose: To listen, watch, and see what she can share to help others
How to follow Marci
There is a huge opportunity for Encore work to be a way to connect the generations and create an inter-generational conversation that should be happening. Young people should be thinking learn, earn and return in different life/career stages.
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