Career Advice from Teddy Roosevelt

Posted March 31, 2015
By Clay Cerny

 

Theodore Roosevelt wrote, "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."

Most of the clients who come to me for help in changing careers aren't looking for more money or a more impressive title.  They want to do work that is meaningful, often something that helps other people.  If that kind of career changes is appealing to you, start with your values:  Who do you want to help?  What do you want to change?  Once you've established your mission, the next question is how you can best work in that field.  For some people that will mean defining transferable skills and demonstrating how you are ready to work in a new field.  For some people, the challenge will be to go back to school or to obtain a certificate.  The challenge, as President Roosevelt said, is to find work that is worth our effort.