The Search: How to Rebound From a Wrong Career Choice
WHAT if you’re not happy in your job? Is it possible that you’re in the wrong career entirely?
This conundrum is all too common. The pressure to “be” something starts early in life. Many children move past wanting to be professional athletes, rock stars or astronauts, but then their parents, peers and teachers begin to exert influence — maybe before young people even know where their inclinations lie.
“The way that people pick careers is incredibly primitive,” said Nicholas Lore, founder of the Rockport Institute, a career coaching firm, and author of “The Pathfinder.” It’s no wonder, then, that so many people are dissatisfied with their jobs, he said.
Consider the mother who helps persuade her son to become a lawyer, the father who urges his daughter to train to be a doctor or the student who picks a college major nearly at random because it’s time to declare one, or because it may lead to a job with a high salary…