It’s Labor Day. Time to re-evaluate your “career path”

I just read an interesting post that was shared by Carol Sanford (One of my favorite thinkers.) on Twitter earlier today.

The manifesto Carol shared asks us to purposefully look at our careers not from the perspective of a defined path, but from that of broad possibilities.  This got me to thinking of the idealized career path of a prior generation.

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Yesterday’s Career Path

The old goal, find a steady job with a steady firm has fallen by the wayside.  The treadmill of change was stuck in neutral for a while, but it’s back on and picking up speed these days.  Very few of us will have long-term careers with a single company now.  This brings us to what I see as today’s career path.

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Is College a Gamble?

I read a Fast Co. article by Gregory Ferenstein last week, “What College Degrees Are Really Worth,” which shared information on median earnings by major group. (Displayed in the image below.)  As someone who is working on a second masters, in a down and highly uncertain economy, the article got the wheels turning and eventually led to this post.

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