Super-successful fears for future
August 2, 2011 1:18 PM Subscribe
Where should/is my career-life headed next?
posted by mistertoronto to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I work in the journalism industry in Canada, in my late 20s.
I've been uber-successful very early in my career, multiple national and international awards, a promotion, a raise, respect from peers and colleagues, speaking engagements at conferences, leeway with vacation time from my manager and a lot of one on one time with the senior management. In many cases when meetings occur I'm the lowest one on the totem pole, but essentially the one trusted to make the decision of the meeting happen. I'm the Golden Boy.
What happens to these very early successful and ambitious workers? burnout? move to a different company? management? etc? What are some of the examples of what this means for the next 5-10 years of my career? Do they actually expect to maintain this pace the entire time? Do you see a lot of early success-ites buckle down just ride it out as long as possible?
Where should/is my career headed next?