How to choose a job you love.

According to a recent study of UK residents, around 35 is the magic number for when people start hating their jobs. I can remember when I was 16 and was juggling 4 jobs.  Babysitting, Wendy's, an antique shop and a mall retail store.  Oh, the things young Stacy did for gas money, chicken nuggets, time with my mom (at the antique shop), and a discount on a prom dress.

At 36, I am in the lucky minority that love's their work.  I'm fortunate because I took a leap this year and started working for myself.  And while I haven't slept much, I'm grateful for the freedom my choice provides me.  And so I feel compelled to share with those around me, how they too can gain freedom from the rat race.  

On the way to the airport this morning, I found myself imparting my career building knowledge to my Aunt.  She has been with the same company her entire professional career, and despite her dedicating 15 hour days and 7 day weeks, she was displaced after 20 years. She is a part of the generation where you did not need a college education- just a good work ethic and half a brain. But she is now writing her first resume, getting ready for job interviews and figuring out how to be happy. I'm trying to convince her that being a consultant pays more and with her experience it will be a lot less stress- consultants take weekends off.  But, one thing is I have learned is busy people find purpose in being busy.  I know I do.

How do you find purpose?  And how can RJC help?  We are currently searching for this talent for our clients. Know anyone? We reward referrals if they lead to a hire ;).  And we also can help you rework your resume so you can land the job you love. Maybe you want to go into business for yourself, but not sure where to start? Join us for a Hackathon.  They serve as a 54 hour crash course in how to launch a business or product.

Dare to make a change and live the life you've dreamed.  No one knows what you want better than you do, and no one is going to be more upset than you will be if you don't get it.

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