purpose

 

Almost every time I speak to a new client about why they want to move into an impact-driven career, they say, “I want to make a difference.” Sound familiar? As you think about your 2017 resolutions, why not set a goal to finally make that difference: to find a job that will empower you to do the work you really want to do and make an impact.

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In a previous post, I argued the merits of being a purpose-driven worker and outlined how to frame your purpose into a statement to find clarity in your life’s mission. This may have left you armed with your freshly minted purpose statement, but wondering what to do next.

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focused job search is like online dating  

You only need one! Right? Just one perfect guy/girl in your life to take away your loneliness. Or one dream job to give you true purpose. You aren’t asking for too much. But the slog, the process, the setbacks, the time investment can be a killer. It can be enough to make you want to stay lonely and broke until the end of time. So what’s the catch? What can you do differently?

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The New Year is a great time to look both forward and backward. We start the year in reflection, deciding what to take with us and what to leave behind as we strive to make this year better than the last. But how do we decide what stays and what goes?

In January’s Dear Shannon Column on GreenBiz.com, I council a job seeker on how to get more in touch with what makes her happy and make career decisions around those criteria.

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