Interestingly “settling for a job” is often a question of timing. My clients early in a job search fear settling too soon – taking the first thing that comes along vs the best thing. My clients several months and over a year in a job search wonder when is it time to settle – to take anything that will pay the bills. And my working clients wonder how long they should stay in or settle for a job they hate going to everyday. Let’s define “settling” as a job less than ideal, optimal or desired. I tell clients to assess and identify the trade offs and long term repercussions of settling on both a personal and professional level. Rarely are the trade offs worth it. But for the few that have to settle, look at it as a short term solution necessary to meet an immediate need, then be sure to create and implelment a career plan to get you back on course for the long run.
Settling for a Job
About the Author: Karen Kodzik
Cultivating Careers was founded by Karen Kodzik, a Career Consultant who has worked with individuals in transition for over 13 years. Karen meets professionals at various points on their career path and works with them to gain a clearer sense of where they want to take their careers. Karen Kodzik holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development. Karen couples seasoned counseling skills with a solid business acumen. She has coached and consulted various levels of professionals across industries to successfully reaching that next point in their career.