Career Advice from One of This Year’s Emmy Winners: “Find that passion..it’s really worth it.”

Bryan-cranston-wins-emmy-as-best-actor-in-dramaIt’s true that not many people make it in show business, but when they do, they like to talk about it and share advice on how to get there.

Some of them claim that they’re simply lucky and it was the right place at the right time and others say that they followed their passions. While we agree timing is important, discovering and following one’s passion is crucial.

For example, last night, Bryan Cranston won his fourth Emmy for portraying Walter White on Breaking Bad and in his speech he talked about being a kid that was always trying to find a shortcut, but then “stumble[d] upon finding a passion that created a seed and bloomed into something so wonderful…” He said that he would continue to pursue his passion and act until his dying breath and he went on to share some words of wisdom. “Settling for mediocrity because it was safe…don’t do it. Take a chance. Take a risk. Find that passion…it’s really worth it.”

Cranston’s passion is a great example of what we often stress…discovering what you love, setting a goal to follow that career path, and succeeding. Often times we receive messages from job seekers asking us to help them find a job and when we ask them what type of position they’re seeking, they say “any job.”

I often think to myself, with all of these job seekers willing to take any job, the unemployment rate should be much smaller. But in reality when job seekers say they’re searching for “any job”, they’re really not. They just don’t know what they want to do.

Lucky for you Nexxt can help you figure out what you want to do, what the job requires, what jobs are currently available, what the salaries are like, etc…

Image from The Economic Times.

4 comments

  1. As the second income (wife and mother) in the household following my husband’s career (deceased now for 17 years), I find it difficult to recreate a passion for the business I want to support in the futre with my administrative skills. Also as is common with employees who work with manual labor, there comes a time where you are either worn out or burned out by the skills and passion you originally sough and have spent years contributing through your skills and passions..
    To take your history of employers, note the type of tasks performed with your skills and then see your passion worked out in your past tasks in order to refresh your job pursuit in the evolving passion you have fostered over the years takes soul searching, insight regarding the emerging technologies and companies, as well as an honest look at your current level of capabilities.
    Are there transition questionnaires to help experienced employees determine how their skills and interests in their chosen field of employment have changed over the years in order to focus in on the particular area(s) they want to pursue in the future use of their skills in a new phase of their skills to use in the evolving job market?
    The knowledge gained from such a questionnaire will be a great boost in moving forward with new employment while freeing up jobs that newly trained graduates seek to fill in the work place.
    Could you please advise where experienced employees could access either the employment counseling or the tools to inspire using their talents in new employment opportunities? Thank you.

  2. Would you know if there are jobs out there in San Diego, CA that train you and pay you while you are learning?
    Thank you,

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