Everybody, we’re almost done…
It’s funny to see how far we have come since high school. One thing I have realized that has changed the most about me is my priorities and values.
A year ago I probably would have signed any offer I received in a heartbeat. It can be very difficult to say no to somebody offering to pay you money.
Something I find crucial that I have taken away from this course is the importance of culture. The environment of your job will affect your success and happiness.
Alexandra Levit discusses the importance of a corporate persona in, They Don’t Teach Corporate in College. While I agree in the importance of being professional in the workplace, it’s also important to find a place that allows you to be yourself and fits your personality. Finding an environment that you enjoy being at will increase your motivation.
We can learn a few lessons from the classic film, Office Space. Peter’s “case of the Monday’s” turned into a hatred of his work life and a lack of motivation outside of work. He hated the people he worked near, being locked in a cubicle, and hearing from eight different bosses.
Unfortunately, we probably won’t be able to move up the corporate chain by ditching work to fish, but you get the point.
Find a job where you feel like you can fit in and contribute. Find a place that feels like somewhere you can stay a while. If it doesn’t end up being what you wanted it isn’t the end of the world, we’re still young!