Following Your Dreams, Kathy Caprino, Support for Change, Videos, Work You Love Should I Risk Pursuing a Career I Love, Or Stay Put? Written by: Kathy Caprino

Welcome to Episode #5 of my weekly video blog Work You Love!

Today, I’m addressing a critical career change question that I received from Marie this week on the LinkedIn group Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered by Citi:

“I love working with animals but I have a hard time pinning down what I want to do with that.  I’ve tried grooming, vet’s office, animal care, caged animal research …but now I’m thinking of changing again to ecology or animal conservation.  I tend to get bored if I’m in the same position for too long but then I don’t move up in whichever company I’m working for.  What do you think is more valuable …searching for the right career (what if I don’t find it?) or gaining experience in one field?”

Great question.  Here are my thoughts on that:



I hope you’ll take these messages to heart and strive to find the right career that aligns with your values, passions, talents and skills. I did, and it changed my life.

Today’s top message (and tweetable):
Don’t take no for an answer. FIND the right career – you deserve it, you need it, and the world needs you.

Thank you for watching Work You Love, and many happy breakthroughs!

(If you have a burning career question you’d like me to answer, SUBMIT IT HERE! I’ll do my best to address it in some form in the weeks to come.)

Also, I’ll be serving as a career adviser/expert all day October 30th on the LinkedIn’s group Connect: Professional Women’s Network.  Join me there!

6 thoughts on “Should I Risk Pursuing a Career I Love, Or Stay Put?”

  1. Thank you so much for taking your time out to send me this message! I really appreciate how personal you made it. I think you make a lot of sense and I need to do some more research before jumping around to new jobs. I’ve started taking the career self-assessment and I’m starting to find a trend that could help me in finding the right career for me. Thanks!

  2. Wonderful, Marie! I’m so glad you found it useful. My Career Path Self-Assessment will really help you connect the dots and find the critical themes of your life and work that need to be tied together to identify the right next move. All best!

  3. Love these three points.
    1. Essence with the form.-Impact and Energy.
    2. Form- what does that look like?
    3. Be your own coach.

  4. Hi Kathy,

    Thanks for answering Marie’s question. The same things has been bugging me for years now.

    I will follow your advise and take stock of where I currently am.

    Again thank you so much!

  5. Hi Mel – Thanks very much for your feedback. I’m so glad to know the video was helpful. I hope it moves you forward in a new, exciting direction. Let me know! All best wishes.

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