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Getting a job you actually want to do

Students:  Getting any job is not a goal. Getting a job you might want – that’s something to target.

This article beautifully encapsulates this theme.  And if this section doesn’t give you shivers, I’m not sure what would:

“My job at the law firm was the first that my ambitious parents — both first-generation college graduates — had ever been truly proud to hear about.

It was also, by far, the worst I’d ever had.”

Taking a job to please other people almost never works, in the long run.  Use your time in college to figure out what you love, and how to translate THAT into something you do for money.  (As long as it’s legal.)