Choosing a Spouse or Career

Posted by Joseph M on Monday, January 6, 2014 Under: Agency Life
Today was the first time since college that I woke up on a Monday without a job.  For some, that might be a terrifying experience, but I have to say that I am actually a bit relieved.  

After leaving the comforts of my big agency job last week, I think the best path for me is to take some time (maybe a few weeks) to decompress and think about what I would like to do next.  I am fortunate to be in the position that I can support our family without immediately taking my next job.

For many of us, choosing a career is much like choosing a spouse.  I can say that, since I spent six years with Spunlogic/Engauge/Moxie and eight years with KnowledgeStorm/TechTarget.  My last two jobs lasted longer than most marriages these days.

I am in the enviable position to have already been presented with some very attractive opportunities.  For now, I am going to heed the advice of a friend and take some time... time to think about what I truly want professionally and where I want to go with my career.  It is rare that we get the chance to take a break - even a short one - to evaluate our path ahead.  Now is the time for me to spend a few weeks thinking and planning.

I appreciate your joining me on the journey and would love your thoughts.


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Tags: "career planning"  "career advice"  "job opportunities"  "career path"  "career journey" 
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