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How to Stop Obsessing About the Perfect Job

How to Stop Obsessing About the Perfect Job

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average late born baby boomer changed jobs every 2-3 years between the ages of 18 and 48. That’s a lot of different jobs over a 30 year period! Of course, some of those job changes may have been necessary. They have been made to escape bad working conditions or intolerable bosses. Others could have been made as people moved up the ladder of success. But there were probably also some job changes made by people searching for the perfect job. The problem with that is there is no such thing as the perfect job. So, is it possible to stop obsessing about the perfect job? Here are some ideas to help. Understanding One thing that may help if you are one of those people who obsess about finding the perfect job is to figure out why you are obsessing in the first place. Some job positions have appeal due to the status you would hold from being in that position itself. There are also jobs that could hold your interest because they are simply higher paying than the job you are currently at. However, it isn’t always that simple. The facts are that ...

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Would You Choose The Same Career Again?

would people choose the same career?

Now that I’ve hit the big 4-0, having that birthday has given me a chance to reflect back over the last couple of decades, especially with career and financial choices. Career is topic of conversation with friends around my own age. Recently, I was talking with a teacher friend of mine who has about the same number of years in education as Jim, meaning about half way through to pension eligibility. At this point, it makes no sense to leave her job or move somewhere else, but she is very convinced that if she knew then what she knows now, she would have never gone into education and cannot encourage young people into that career choice. For me and optometry, it depends on the day of the week you ask. Whether you are just starting out or about to finish, it makes sense to continually evaluate your career choice to make sure you’re making the best use of your time. Would you choose the same career again? Why Do People Choose a Certain Career Path? I’m sure there are a ton of variables, but in my opinion I think career choice is due to one of three reasons. 1)Your family ...

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