Job seekers should strive to take jobs they are passionate about: Opinion

April 19, 2022
Those who are about to take jobs in postsecondary education that they are not excited about or interested in should pause and consider how their decision may impact their lives, writes Irina Filonova. Reflecting on her work as a career coach, Filonova argues that those who quickly leave a job they are dissatisfied with without taking the time to find a more suitable role or organization may find themselves in a similar position, leading to regret and languishing. The author recommends that job seekers increase their self-awareness by exploring their own ambivalence, envisioning themselves in 10 or 20 years, and being patient for the right job to come along. “[Y]ou already have everything you need to honor your truth and to design a rewarding career where you can grow, flourish and have fun,” writes Filonova. Inside Higher Ed (Subscription) (Editorial)