What makes a good career? Is it a high salary? Is it an opportunity to follow a passion? Or is it something even more basic than that? All of us know people who landed fantastic jobs - jobs with high salaries and prestige, or dream jobs in creative fields - who, within a few years, burned out and became unhappy. Although these are the kinds of careers that people say they want, they aren't necessarily the kinds of jobs that lead to career happiness. If you want to be happy in your career, you have to identify your real desires, not just the ordinary yearning for a job that comes with a big paycheck or a high-status title. How do you do that? You do some soul-searching and find out what is really important to you. Then, you build a career around your true desires, instead of trying to force your dreams into a career.
August 02, 2013