by Ryan Nitz, Head Editor, INALJ Alaska
Monique Valcour over at Harvard Business Review recently wrote a piece entitled Craft a Sustainable Career. This is a thought-provoking read and one that provides a great framework for analyzing the way in which you think about your career. And in terms of sustainability, we’re not talking about green jobs here; we’re talking about creating a vision for your professional life that is sustainable for you as an individual.
In a tough job market, it’s so easy to find yourself adopting a take-whatever-you-can-get mindset. Losing sight of the bigger picture is commonplace, so it’s important to remind ourselves that we should be striving to strike a balance between gainful employment and personal fulfillment. Now in a largely public service-oriented filed like LIS, that may or may not be quite as tricky as in the world of, say investment banking, but it’s still worthwhile. Over the course of your career, the amount of time you spend at work will be substantial to say the least, so you might as well feel good about what you do.
It’s definitely worth your time to bop on over and give Monique’s article a read: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/07/craft_a_sustainable_career.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+harvardbusiness+%28HBR.org%29