Geetanjali Mukherjee

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Career Tracks

My last post was about making the decision to take a particular course, and I have still been thinking about those issues. I was reading in a human resources magazine that one senior executive believed that you cannot plan your career, it just happens.

Yesterday, talking to some practicing lawyers, we were talking about how for most people, it is simply about jumping through a set of hoops - best undergrad, best law school, best law firm, making partner - that sort of thing. There is tremendous pressure to get through the right hoops, and in a way your entire career is planned out for you. And there really is no room to stop and contemplate, is this what I really want?

I was thinking - where does the line begin between so planned as to stifle creativity, and so open-ended that you might end up not having a clue as to where you are headed? Any thoughts?
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