We all know what the perfect job looks like - well-paid, high-profile, intellectually stimulating and emotionally rewarding. No wonder our actual jobs have trouble measuring up.
This class is designed to help us think about what we really seek from our working lives. We start by looking at the factors that shape our career choices – from family background to personality tests – and whether these help or hinder our search for optimal opportunities. We explore what a meaningful job would really look like; and take apart the word 'meaning' to discover the hopes we invest in this concept.
We tackle a range of career dilemmas: should we be pursuing money and status? How important is it to have a job that embodies personal values, or that fully harnesses our talents? Is it better to be a generalist or a specialist - a wide achiever or a high achiever? Are 'dream jobs' actually attainable? This class is a humane, culturally rich occasion for a full audit of our career hopes and opportunities.
ABOUT CORE CLASSES
Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.
These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACCREDITATION
This class has been formally accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Continuing Professional Development accreditation means this course has reached the required standards and benchmarks, and that the learning value of the class has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD standards.
This class is part of our EQ Certificate Programme. For more information about how to enrol at The School of Life please click here
An Introduction to The School of Life
To get an idea of what to expect from classes, workshops and events in our classroom, watch this short film.