Happen To Your Career - Meaningful Work, Career Change, & Career Design

What happens when you have a job that seems prestigious, most people would love to have it, but you can't stand it? We all want to feel successful. Often, that means getting a job that other people regard as important or prestigious, even if the job actually makes us miserable. It’s one more way we allow the expectations of others, the unwritten rules, to trap us in a role that isn’t a fit. Jackie Yerby has had many high-impact roles in public policy, but she still wasn’t fulfilled. Today she discusses her distinguished career in public policy and how she escaped from the prestige trap.

What you’ll learn 

  • Why a job that’s ideal for others may not be an ideal role for you.
  • How to be true to yourself and not let others’ expectations dictate your career
  • How to figure out your own definition of success and why it’s so important for your career happiness 


Have career change questions or want to make an introduction? Email scott@happentoyourcareer.com


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  2. How to Figure Out What You Really Want (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
  3. Should I Quit My Job? How to Know It’s Time (Spotify / Apple Podcasts)
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