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STOP DREAMING AND LAND A GREAT JOB
February 28, 2019
Dream jobs are like unicorns; they don’t really exist. There are always tradeoffs. The work is fascinating and the hours tough. The team is amazing and the commute long. The work-life balance is real and the opportunities limited. But an imperfect opportunity to move up or over can still be a great stepping stone to something just a little closer to dreamy.
The key is figuring out how well the opportunity fits into your career plan and current life stage. Wally Doolin, Founder and Chairman of TDn2K, the restaurant industry analytics firm known for its People Report, advises women evaluating new opportunities to look at two key considerations. Consider how well the values of the organization and team fit with yours and explore whether there are already other successful women on the team.
“If you are going to be the first woman at that level or in that segment of the business, it’s important to know the leadership has a strong talent strategy going forward. You need to know they are committed to your success and the success of other women leaders in the organization,” Doolin said.
Keys to consider in evaluating job opportunities:
Dream jobs may only exist in fairy tales, but great jobs in the real world can provide major opportunities for growth — and the magic needed to prepare for your next break through.
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