“I hate my job and want to throw it all in for something else”
“My career is going nowhere”
“I’m about to finish school and I have no idea what I want to do”
“I want to go to college, but don’t know what course I should choose”
Have you said any of those things recently? If so, you are not alone. Recent figures show that job dissatisfaction in the U.S. is over 60% – that means for every 10 people you meet who are actually employed, six of them don’t like their job. On the flipside of this there are a whole heap of people who just want a job, any job because in this economy, there aren’t many to go around. Then there are the people just leaving high school for college, making a decision that will put them in a large amount of debt and gambling on whether their area of study will actually land them a job.
It’s a tough world out there at the moment. The problem is, career advice hasn’t caught up with it. Tell me if any of these looks familiar:
“Follow your passion and the money will come”
“Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life”
“You can achieve anything you set your mind to”
Even worse are the parents and educators that have convinced so many to go to college because they are too good for lower paid jobs. When they end up working at McDonalds all people want to tell them is “be happy you have a job in this economy”. While that might be true, they have absolutely every reason to feel cheated and ripped off.
That sort of career advice is what has landed a hell of a lot of people on food stamps or unemployment benefits. I spent a decade floundering about with my career in my 20s because I had heard too much of this awful advice. Such advice denies reality, which is why I started this website. Here you will find real career advice for the world as it is today. There will be no political correctness here, no glossing over uncomfortable truths, it will be all out on the table. Odds are if you have been told to follow your dreams your whole life, most of what I write here will not sit well with you. Then again if you’re here, it’s probably because that advice isn’t working out for you right now.
So whether you are in high school and looking to the future, in college, trying to find a job right now or looking to take your career to the next level, read on and let me help you get there.