“Many of the greatest high-fliers (Warren Buffett and the late Steve Jobs, for example) have rallied behind the idea that, in order to lead a satisfying life, your occupation must be something you absolutely love,” begins an article offering career advice. “You must follow your passion to be happy, they say.”
Ritika Trikha writes, “Steve Langerud, counselor and director of professional opportunities at DePauw University, has a passion for bicycles — so he bought a bicycle company! ‘You would think this would have put me in bliss,’ he says. ‘Well, I learned that I love bicycles, but only a very small niche. The bigger picture of dealing with customers, insurance, vendors was far more important to making that business succeed than my simple love of bicycles.’ “
Trikha notes, “Although this experience gave Langerud some valuable skills that he uses to this day, he advises you to ask yourself: Will living your passion through a job enhance or detract from from that passion?”
Kate Ashford writes in MORE magazine about key issues for moving forward in your career. We discussed the role of project managment and how it will be a key skill for professionals moving forward in the job market.
Ritika Trikha quoted me in an intersting article in careerbliss about following your passion. She writes, “Many of the greatest highfliers (Warren Buffet and the late Steve Jobs, for example) have rallied behind the idea that, in order to lead a satisfying life, your occupation must be something you absolutely love.” She goes on to identify great things to consider when pursuing your passions in work.
“Feeling overqualified is more in the mind of the candidate than the employer,” Langerud tells the publication. “What I find is that they say they feel overqualified. They are looking within the context of the work they have already done.” Colleen Sheehy Orme interviewed me for her story in Northern Virginia Magazine. The magazine is available at Balducci’s, Barnes & Noble, Bloom Market, Books-A-Million, Bottom Dollar, Costco, CVS, Food Lion, Giant Harris Teeter, Rite Aid, Safeway, Shoppers Food, Waldenbooks, Wal-Mart, Wegmans, Wholefoods
Nicole Pence interviewed me for a story on NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, Indiana. Part of the value proposition of colleges and universities today is the willingness to serve alumni. As much as students need assistance, alumni may need it even more.