Listen Up, Job Hunters! Flexibility Beats Passion, Says LinkedIn Founder – Forbes

This is wisdom! Passion is a must for self initiative entrepreneurs but survival requires flexibility for job seekers. Even  entrepreneurs  have to combine both passion and market in order to succeed. 

He has challenged a well-worn idea — the importance of letting your passions guide your  job hunt — and replaced it with something better.

As far back as 1971, when the first edition of “What Color Is Your Parachute?” appeared, career coaches have been urging people to start by figuring out what they love to do most of all.

Opportunities come and go at an astonishing speed.

The most important virtue, in their eyes, is adaptability. You may have some early ideas about what looks most fulfilling, and you shouldn’t disregard those hunches entirely. But you won’t really know your passions until you discover what you’re really good at, and what pursuits are being rewarded — or at least tolerated — in the marketplace.

via Listen Up, Job Hunters! Flexibility Beats Passion, Says LinkedIn Founder – Forbes.

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