There is a voice inside of each of us that wants to quote the movie, Jerry McGuire, and shout, “Show me the money!” For the sake of your career, your happiness, and your personal well-being, however, your job search should look beyond salary alone.
At one time, it was common to build a 5-year and 10-year career plan. But with so much changing and so rapidly, do young professionals even develop long-term career strategies? Is it better to build a mindset focused on adaptability, continuous learning and leveraging market conditions? Consider: 12 out of 20 of today’s hottest jobs didn’t even exist 10 years ago Companies are hiring far more contractors, short-term worker and freelancers than ever before Millennials stay at each job an average of 2.3 years How can you plan for the future when news careers and industries are constantly emerging? Is it
“Where do you see yourself five years from now?” This question comes up in many job interviews, mentor discussions and moments of reflection. But consider: 12 out of 20 of today’s hottest jobs didn’t even exist 10 years ago Companies are hiring far more contractors, short-term worker and freelancers than ever before Millennials stay at each job an average of 2.3 years So how relevant is this question in today’s economy? With change happening so fast, should we spend much time developing 5-year and 10-year career plans? Do companies or employees even believe in loyalty or commitment any more? That’s
President Obama recently said something that struck a chord with me… and has really changed my perspective on my career goals: “Stop asking what you want to be.” The concept, discussed with the latest class of white house interns (see the video below), is so simple: Stop Asking What You Want to Be… Start Asking What You Want to Do For instance: Instead of: “I want to be a teacher,” what if you thought, “I want to mold young minds and educate the world” Instead of: “I want to be in politics,” what if your outlook was, “I want to solve
In a world filled with constant chatter about the speed of change, the ongoing disruption of industries, and the need to be nimble: does building a traditional career plan still make sense?
Said another way: Should we always know the perfect answer to the “Where do you see yourself in five years?” question?
Welcome, college students! Welcome (or welcome back) to the hallowed halls, the academic grind, to a life of independence and adulthood.
And welcome back to the “big lie”…