Someone asked the Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal the eternal question: How do I find my passion and work that relates to my passion?
Their helpful answer also mentions Civic Ventures, an organization offering brilliant resources for people considering career changes, especially later in life:
Encore.org helps professionals and executives find “encore” careers that match their passions with the ability to earn an income. Their five-step guide includes a self-evaluation quiz, helpful books on this topic, and a list of sites to start looking for such opportunities.
Experience Corps is a service program now operating in 20 U.S. cities that places older adults in schools to test whether they enjoy working with children or teaching.
P.S. Make sure to nominate someone worthy for the Purpose Prize contest!
The Purpose Prize® provides five awards of $100,000 each to people over 60 who are taking on society’s biggest challenges. It’s for those with the passion and experience to discover new opportunities, create new programs, and make lasting change.