Saturday, April 5, 2008

Why Career Planning Is Time Wasted

I stumbled upon this interesting article arguing that "career planning is time wasted". The reason psychologists give is "miswanting", the concept that humans are bad a predicting what will give them future happiness.

The article recommends ""The best strategy for career planning is this: make your best guess, try it out and don't be surprised if you don't like it".

The Simple Dollar references this article in a blog post, arguing that personal finance trumps career planning, since personal finance will always be needed & relevant in your life, whereas a specific career plan may become irrelevant if you choose or are forced to change careers.

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