True or false: The key to career contentment is finding work that matches your skills, interests, and values.
That would seem true. For example, if you think quickly on your feet, are an environmentalist, and care about status, it’s reasonable to be a lawyer for an environmental nonprofit.
That’s reasonable but may be wrong. (See, for example, this article that asserts that status is often the enemy of contentment.)
You may more likely find career contentment by identifying your career non-negotiables. Whether or not you’re looking for a new career, do you want to do more to obtain one or more of these?
So, is there something you want to do differently as the result of reading this article? I
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