Thursday, May 26, 2011

Passion Can Drive Your Career

Something else it last happened today or 20 years ago, most of us have been hit with that pit-of-the-stomach, Monday-morning moment of questioning: Why do I work here? Is this all there is?
What’s missing for many American workers is passion, a positive emotional connection to our work—often our most energy-consuming pursuit. The good news is that with introspection, planning, action and support, you can redirect your career to incorporate what truly excites and invigorates you.
Passion Drives the Most Successful Careers In the context of work, passion is more than a best-seller buzzword, according to Sally Hogshead, author of Radical Careering. “The word epassion’ has a cheesy connotation, but you have to see it as a nonnegotiable element of your career success,” she says. “In fact, if you’re going to be your most successful, you have to be passionate.”

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

10 Steps to a Successful Career Change

Interested in a new career? If so, it is important to take the time to evaluate your present situation, to explore career options and to choose a career that will be satisfying for you.

Ten Steps to a Successful Career Change

1. Evaluate your current job satisfaction. Keep a journal of your daily reactions to your job situation and look for recurring themes. Which aspects of your current job do you like/dislike? Are your dissatisfaction's related to the content of your work your company culture or the people with whom you work?

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