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Viken Mikaelian CEO

Viken Mikaelian CEO

Majorgifts.com LLC

Choosing Between a Career Advancement Opportunity and a Job You Love

Choosing between career advancement and a job you love can be quite difficult. One part of you thinks about the recognition. The other part thinks about peace of mind.

The thought process might be as simple as making some straightforward considerations:

  1. Consider additional responsibilities. Taking on new responsibilities can be challenging. An opportunity for career advancement may expect you to put even more effort into your work. Are you ready?
  • The mere fact that a great opportunity is open to you speaks to your work ethic. But do you know how much more you are willing to add to your plate?
  • Do you have the training and experience to take on everything being asked of you? Inexperience is hardly a reason to shy away from a job, but if your skills best serve the job you love, you may want to stick with that one.


  1. Determine which job facilitates balance. This is important if you want to perform at your best.
  • A job that facilitates balance ensures you have enough time each day to take care of other aspects of your life.
  • Will additional compensation help to create balance? Having sufficient earnings to take care of other elements of life is also important.


  1. Consider your commitment. At this stage in your life, what are you prepared to commit? Does one of the jobs require more than the other?
  • It is easier to commit to a job you love.
  • Ask yourself if the job will provide you with sustained fulfillment. Is it possible that the excitement will wear off? Would you be less committed if that happens?


  1. Write down your expectations. Make a list of what you need your job to offer you.
  • Do you want to feel comfortable discussing ideas with co-workers?
  • How about an opportunity to show your creative side?

Determining the direction of your work life is crucial. It requires a lot of thought about what’s really important to you. Considering all the factors helps you choose the job that contributes most to your ultimate happiness and satisfaction.

By the Numbers

Consider the recruitment opportunities for your organization that these stats indicate:

  • About 63 million Americans (25% of the adult population) volunteer their time, talents, and energy to making a difference.
  • These people spend an average of 52 hours/year volunteering.
  • 72% of volunteers are involved with only one organization, while 18.3% are involved with two.

Random interesting stats presented monthly from various sources.