Passions or Paycheck?

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Of all the career advice I’ve encountered over the years, “do what you love and the money will follow” makes me sigh the most. I agree that you should let your interests guide you toward professions and jobs, but I will never promise anyone that the money will follow. Depending on your interests, you may absolutely love a profession that has a statistically low pay scale, like teachers. They may be passionately invested in their craft, but most of them won’t be gracing the cover of Fortune anytime soon.

So if you’re supposed to be engaged with your profession, but you’re not supposed to blindly “follow your passions” then how exactly does this work?

Find the answer, and strategies for combining passion and career development in my guest blog post at Integrative Academic Solutions





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