Where your career will take you

Have you thought much about how you career fits into your life?  If not, here’s your wake up call.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a type a person, sorry to say it :).  That means that the work part of your work/life will consume a lot of your time going forward.  If you look back at your past, you’ll realize that this is true for your life up until now too.

What you’ll also realize is that this isn’t a bad thing.  I bet a lot of those things that are “work” you really enjoyed doing.  Study body government, running the school play, editor of the school newspaper…many people would find these to be a time suck from their “life.”  But, I bet you didn’t, at least not totally.

So, what that tells me is that you need to find something going forward that you liked as much as being class president, or whatever your bag was back in the day.  You need to find the thing that will put money on the table, satisfy your need for achievement, and give you satisfaction.

Of course, this is really hard to find!  Some of us will realize that being a student is pretty awesome, and go off to become a professor after a nice long phd.  But, for most of us, it’s going to take a while.  That’s ok, we can enjoy the journey.

Just remember, whatever you’re trying out at the time (thought an internship, first job, grad school, etc), have the thought in the back of your mind “how will this career fit into the life I want?”  Because chances are, you’re type A, and you’re going to work a lot, but that means you also have the ability to find something that fits!  Good luck.

2 Comments »

  1. Jroop

    July 24, 2015 @ 11:06 pm

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    Every thing takes a while sadly.

  2. Jroop

    July 24, 2015 @ 11:07 pm

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    Also let the time do it’s course, jumping ahead of the team will only create difficulties, for a student it must be studies> internships and then a real job

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