As has been mentioned in other postings and sections of Kaplan University’s Career Moves, research is an important aspect of any career journey, whether it’s researching career advancement or a career change, or selecting an academic institution that can help you achieve your goals. There’s a right job out there for everyone, but not every job is right for all. What better way of gaining insight on a job—the good and the bad—than talking to someone who has actually done it?
You may have heard the saying “The grass always seems greener on the other side.” This means that something else looks better than what you have or what your reality is. At a distance, another life or another job might look more appealing than your own, but is that really true? Sometimes people have an idealized view of a profession. In comparison to what an individual does themselves, that other profession or role can seem so much better—less stressful, clearer, easier, etc. The truth is that most professions have their challenges. What you have to consider is whether those challenges are ones you can overcome in pursuit of your overall career goals. Those goals can be anything from gaining a balanced life where you have more time with your children, to considering yourself a part of a greater good.
Take a look at the blog post of a teacher who covers this very subject. She puts her first two years of teaching into perspective. They weren’t easy, but those challenges helped her fine-tune what she wanted to do and confirm she made the right choice in pursuing teaching.
Click here to read the blog post.