Those of us who have interests that do not line up with the highest paying jobs of the day feel the dilemma of choosing money or work we love the most. There is no pat answer for this. You will have to look to your own values and make a decision accordingly. However, there are […]
Three years ago Jack* was excited to take a position with an organization that funded arts education for inner city youth in New York. He was specifically pleased to be supporting the program’s ballroom dancing curriculum, as he had an avid interest in ballroom dancing. As time passed Jack began to feel more and more […]
You know those things that you generally shove down and try not to think about? Yes, your dreams! I think they matter a whole lot. Here’s why.
As 2012 draws to a close you may find it useful to set aside a little time to reflect on how your year has gone. I’ve been doing this for the past few years, and I enjoy the opportunity to pause and consider the prior months. Many times there are events or accomplishments that I’ve […]
This article was originally published on Brazen Life on November 1st, 2012. Have you ever heard a story about someone whose childhood interest grew comfortably into a career? There’s the kid who constantly messed around with his parent’s computer and naturally pursued a career as a programmer. Or the child with an utter fascination for […]
Last week I wrote about the career seesaw, with quality of life on one side and compensation on the other. This week I want to look at the pinnacle of career aspiration. To do what you love (high quality of life) and to get paid well to do it (high monetary compensation).
Quick question for you. Why are air traffic controllers consistently ranked as one of the highest paid professions?
One of my core messages is that there are many, many more career paths in the world than you likely realize. However, today I want to tell you about the one career path that will fail you. Painting your own toenails. (Fingernails are a different story.)
The other day as I was cleaning out my bookshelves I came across a stack of my old notebooks from the last couple years. There were diary-like entries, dreams, to-do lists, and notes from courses I’d participated in. As I looked through my old ramblings I was caught off guard by two things:
Guest Post by Houkje Ross You’ve found a job that you are excited about and want to apply. You send off your resume and cover letter only to hear nothing back… crickets. This has happened to you more often than you care to admit. While nothing is foolproof in this competitive job market, having a […]