The good-on-pa­per Job

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - You, You, You -

This crap job is a bit like that guy you broke up with last year: he’s per­fect—in the­ory. He’s cute, funny, and clever, but the spark isn’t there. This job is much the same. It ticks all, or at least most of the boxes (it’s in a field you stud­ied for, im­pres­sive job ti­tle, de­cent pay...), but in re­al­ity, it’s bor­ing and doesn’t leave you ful­filled or mo­ti­vated. It’s easy to feel guilty for clas­si­fy­ing the Good- On-pa­per Job as a crap one, but if it’s not for you, don’t feel pres­sured to set­tle.

“The good thing is that in a job like this, you learn to bal­ance your life,” says Wood­ward. “Be­cause if the job is a bore, you don’t have to work 10-hour days. You could take an art class at night, or an ex­er­cise class in the morn­ing. Or find a new job!”

Ob­serv­ing other ar­eas of the firm may open up other ca­reers. Per­haps while your mar­ket­ing role leaves you unin­spired, the

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