Passion is Learned, Not Given.

A few months ago, a friend mentioned that he didn’t understand this millennial generation.  I asked him to elaborate since I’m a proud member of said generation. He explained that a potential hire asked in the interview process if his company provides a work-life balance.

juggleWork-life balance is a buzz word for many working professionals and people understand that there is more to life than the office. That’s great. Enjoy the outdoors, spend time at home with your family, or find time to relax. My challenge to you is to align your passions with work so you achieve a work-life blend.

The candidate in the previous situation didn’t join my friend’s team because it wasn’t a good fit for both parties. My friend was irked by this interview question because he enjoys what he does, and wants to surround himself with other like-minded, driven professionals. The mention of that question by the candidate clued my friend that this person was looking to fulfill a role, rather than contribute to the company’s success. Continue Reading