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Why a Personal Mission Statement is Key to Career Bliss

Most companies today wouldn’t think of operating without a thoughtfully crafted mission statement. But when it comes to running our own careers, too many of us skip this crucial step.

A mission statement is a declaration of the organization’s core purpose, usually encompassing what the business does, how it does it and who it does it for. It’s brief, focused, and serves as a guiding principle for the company’s employees.

For example, Amazon’s mission statement is: “To be earth’s most customer centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.” Sounds about right, doesn’t it?

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How to Change Careers After Law School (and Why You’ll Probably Have To)

Changing careers after law school is never an easy decision, but lawyers today don’t always have a choice.

Between a dismal post-recession job market and underwhelming salary expectations, landing a legal job that pays the student loan bills is far from a sure thing. Add to that the stark reality of day-to-day legal work, which often falls short of expectations, and you have a recipe for a growing number of people leaving the law.

Fortunately, in today’s fluid job market, pivoting after law school is easier than it used to be, and there are some great alternative careers for lawyers out there—if you know where to look and how to position yourself.

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Finding Purpose and Happiness at Work

Want to be Happy at Work? Here’s How to Find Purpose

Have you ever caught yourself thinking, “I’d be happy at work if only I got a promotion/made more money/did something I’m more passionate about”?

Or maybe you read stories about people who are getting paid to pursue their dreams and think, “Why can’t that be me?”

Well, if it’s any consolation, you’re certainly not alone. Total career happiness is hard to come by.

So what gives? Are some of us just doomed to be unhappy at work forever?

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