Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Passion and Your Career

The Career Encouragement Blog recently featured a great post about the problem with passion. The article makes some valid points and I'm glad someone finally gave realistic advice about passion and career. I often read about how to make a career out of one's passion and how your career should be your passion. This is great if you are exceptionally talent and lucky, or if you just happen to be passionate about a very in-demand field.

Unfortunately, most of us cannot make a living off of our passions. For one reason, their are several others trying to make a living doing the same thing and the ratio of applicants to job openings is too large. If you want to try your luck and don't mind the uncertainty, go for it. If you want job security and a steady income, try to find a career that fits your personality and values. As I've mentioned before, your career should interest you at least a little, but it doesn't have to be your number one interest and it doesn't have to be your passion.

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