Confession: I’m a bit of an employment snob.
My career so far has seen me alternate evenly between working for big brands / household names versus smaller organisations.
I’ll admit, that prestige, or instant recognisability, has been hard to leave behind. It’s so easy to say, I work for X and have a stranger understand right away, rather than have to go into an explanation of the company. Giving that up was definitely a factor I considered.
This week I was part of a strategic planning session around sharpening our mission, if you like – in order to guide our work, and also (fringe benefit) enhance our employment brands (yeah, I hate myself a little bit for having just typed that sentence). I’m 150% behind what we do and am stoked to really see it gaining traction.
Fittingly, this week’s links are all about career, fulfillment and getting ahead:
The changing nature of creative careers
Forget about finding your passion – ask yourself these questions instead
When personal problems spill over into your job performance
Every writer should read this when feeling low
Brainstorming and planning are just first but important keys especially in writing blog posts. I always start with these two to make my post organized and it gives me a sense of direction. Thanks for sharing some blog posts! Link love.