The Creative Itch

For many of us, our strongest and at the same time vaguest desire is to be more creative. And when we think about what it would mean to be creative, we…

Broadening the Job Search

One key thing that can go wrong in our thinking about a career is that we get fixated on a particular kind of job which – for one reason or another…

Our Families and Our Careers

One of the most daunting obstacles to choosing a fulfilling career for ourselves can be traced back to our families. For most of human history, the working destiny of every new generation…

The Challenges of Choosing a Career

Our brains are fatefully badly equipped to interpret and understand themselves. We cannot sit down and simply enquire of ourselves directly what we might want to do with our working lives…

On Career Crises

In 1700, in Western Europe, there were some 400 different kinds of jobs you could choose from. Nowadays, there are approximately 500,000. No wonder if we sometimes have a bit of…

The Output/Input Confusion

A very common way to identify what job we might like to do is to set our sights on industries that produce the sort of things we enjoy consuming. We enjoy…