By Angela Matthews
Core Learning Instructor, American Public University
Many of us endure jobs we dislike. If you have one of those jobs, you know exactly how much you dread going to work each day. You dream of quitting and wish you could do something else. It’s a horrible feeling of dissatisfaction that seeps into the rest of your life. A job is not the right fit for everyone. Picking the right career path makes the difference between feeling happy or miserable at the end of the day. We need to devote time and energy to thinking about the type of job that is the right fit for us.
By Robert Gordon
Program Director, Reverse Logistics Management at American Public University
Statistically speaking most Americans will experience job loss at some point in their career. Job loss is not restricted to poor performers of an organization. Organizations are eliminating jobs and closing altogether with amazing frequency and today’s professional must prepare for the likelihood of job loss.
By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services
At the end of the day, it is imperative that you know for yourself what you want to do. An oft asked question, designed to evaluate your internal motivation or passion is: If money were not an issue, what would you do for a living? While some may be able to immediately blurt out an answer, others may have to take some time to ponder the matter. Either way, your response typically reveals a true passion.