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how do I come to phrases with giving up on my dream job? — Ask a Supervisor

how do I come to phrases with giving up on my dream job?

It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” query. A reader writes:

I’ve a really particular coaching and “dream job,” which for the sake of this query let’s say is archaeology (though it’s not). I’ve been enthusiastic about archaeology since I used to be a young person and have each an undergraduate diploma and grasp’s diploma in it, in addition to years of analysis assistant expertise and quite a few convention shows. Sadly, the job marketplace for archaeologists may be very restricted, and most positions both require a PhD or particular mechanical/technical coaching I don’t have. Whereas I utilized for the few variety of positions out there to me, I sadly didn’t get any (and the wage tends to be beneath the price of residing for the cities they’re positioned in).

Because of this, I acquired a job in a completely unrelated area. I benefit from the work, the pay is affordable for the situation, and I’m genuinely within the org’s mission. It’s simply not what I imagined myself doing. After all, going and getting a PhD is all the time an choice if I wish to return to archaeology, however I’m undecided I wish to dedicate 4 to 6 extra years of coaching simply to enter the unstable tutorial job market, particularly when that 4 to 6 years in my present job/normal area may see me getting a number of promotions/wage will increase. I suppose I’m simply on the lookout for recommendation from individuals who have been in related conditions in the best way to come to phrases with this. How do you mentally pivot from seeing your future profession in a single particular approach to a completely completely different profession/area/aim?

Readers, what’s your recommendation?


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