Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Know thyself

Do you have a career map? A five-year plan? A 10-year plan? That can be confining--and things are changing like mad.

Another option is a career compass...a sense of what you want and don't want out of work.

Look into your innermost being and decide..

Independence versus teamwork. Do you like to be left alone or schmooze with others.

Action versus serenity. Fast-paced, the unexpected--or calm and fully realized.

Big company versus small. The excitement of a startup or the stability of a big company.

Opportunity versus security. Little security but huge chance of advancement sound good?

Money versus passion. A less than thrilling job with lots of bennies or a strong sense of purpose?

Then, if something comes along, you know if it's right or not.

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