Breaking into your dream career (the one where you’re paid to live your passion) can seem like waiting to win the lottery. But it’s not necessarily about the luck of the draw. In a recent 99U article featuring an interview with Catie Lazarus, host of Employee of the Month, Lazarus points out that the world is in fact “not a meritocracy”, as well as the differences between what we can control and what we can’t when working toward career goals.
The Wrong Mindset
Part of the problem we get ourselves into is having ridiculous expectations. Many of us have career idols that seem to have reached success completely on their own, without having to rely on support from loved ones. We think that if we are good enough, it shouldn’t matter who we’re connected to, and we shouldn’t have to look to others for help getting interviews or valuable work experience.… Continue Reading