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Oftentimes what happens to people is we get a job and we simply stop looking for the next job. We’re like “Whew. Ok,” but then we come home every night and we’re just ticked off, because it isn’t a good fit for us. I counsel you that you’re never really not looking for a job. For 2 big reasons. 1. You may need a job, if the job you are currently working in disappears — which we’ve all experienced. 2. Opportunities will present themselves and too often, if we’re in a job, we simply ignore them. The opportunity comes to the door – -“Hey, I got this great idea.” And you’re like, “Nah, I got a job,” and the opportunity goes by and goes to somebody else. if you are thinking about your career, your are attuned and are watching for those opportunities that come out of nowhere. They comes out of a chance meeting at a Starbucks or at a CareerCamp or online somewhere on Facebook. You never know when they’re going to occur, so you have to be ready to take advantage of them. So know, down here, what you truly do not like and will never want to do in your life. I don’t want to be a deep sea fisherman. I get seasick. It’s too much work. I really, Deadliest Catch, I watch it, but that’s it. I’m not going to do that. Knowing this about yourself is very, very important. As much as knowing what you do like.
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Previously from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North:
- Always look for the “next, best job”
- The Southwest Quadrant – Jobs you never want to do
- Building a “Hybrid” career
- Turn your other interests into a career
- The Northwest Quadrant: What you want
- Thinking about the present
- The Northeast Quadrant: What you do today
- Navigating Your Career Course
- Building the Career You Deserve
- Don’t let your career happen to you
- Don’t be a cog in the machine
- We all have a Career Compass
- Why you should try to find your career north?
- Why a Career Compass?
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