Choosing a career is influenced by a lot of factors, but we’d like to know what your main criterion is or was? Please take a poll and let us know.
Poll: What's most important to you when choosing a career?
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I gotta eat!
Having said that, I had a job about 15 years ago that was the epitome of horrible jobs. Bad boss with no technical knowledge or management skills, long hours, and too few people for the work required. I was on call every other weekend and it got to the point where I got up like it was an other work day because I knew I was going to be paged.
I was paid a good salary, but when I had the opportunity to leave exactly one year later, I wouldn't have stayed another day for any amount of money.
The only benefit I've received from working there has been perspective. Knowing that my worst day anywhere else exceeds my best day there, and that money doesn't fix everything.
We frequently see college students here at TR
I wanted to be a fireman when I grew up.
How much choice is there?
What you are suited to.
What you enjoy.
What you can afford
The choice part of the deal is how much effort you choose to put in to broaden and maximise your options, based on your current environment.
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Learning the hard way
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