Two weeks ago, I asked you about what are some of the non-negotiables in your life. Knowing the things that are important and valuable in your life can help you to focus on the things that matters to you, both in your personal and professional lives.
For instance, one of the non-negotiables in my life would be that I want (& need) to work with students. This helps me to narrow down and focus on the job opportunities that allow me to do so. I mainly search for opportunities in universities, colleges and schools, but also looking at education/career consulting firms, student advising companies and others. But the main thing I’m looking for is the opportunity to work with students.
I don’t stress myself out with thinking of applying to all the big management training programs or compare myself to my friends who are working in big firms, because I knew that those jobs would not work for me.
I like working with students and youth, it’s a part of who I am as a person, and is one of the reasons I decided to change my career from Actuarial Science to Education.
It may be unconventional to some people, it may seem like a second-rate option for others. But for me, it’s an important and valuable factor of my life and is a big part of my personal brand.
I mean, really, I can’t imagine myself not working with students, can you?