In difficult times, the security of a job in a firm you know and with people you can trust is invaluable. But over the longer term, being able to take ownership for your career development is a great way to feel fulfilled at work. Really enjoyed this piece from the HBR.
The great thing about careers in the 21st century is that you get to decide what you want to do. And if you don’t like what you’re doing, you can change. While this is liberating, it’s also scary and confusing. The complexity of today’s employment landscape is overwhelming. Managing your career requires coping with ambiguity and uncertainty and learning some basic navigation skills.