Marching to your own drummer

Great article in yesterday’s Globe and Mail Careers section on mavericks at work.

"Organizations love them and hire them because they are self-starting, creative, innovative, entrepreneurial, productive and passionate. Organizations also hate them and fire them because they get restless or don’t toe the line."

Sound familiar?

Career mavericks are typically rule-breakers, free spirits and are only happy doing work that interests them or fits with their personal goals. Job descriptions are a starting point. And when the work no longer fits, mavericks are quick to move on to new opportunities.

Key piece of advice — don’t lose sleep over HR types who will look at your resume and see someone who can’t hold a job. Do what excites you and the opportunities will always be there.

Published by Jay Robb

I've reviewed more than 500 business books for the Hamilton Spectator since 1999. By day, I serve as communications manager for the Faculty of Science at McMaster University. I've worked in public relations since 1993 and call Hamilton, Ontario home.

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