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Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work by Alan Lurie

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Something Creative: Accessing Creativity

For me, one of the pleasures and obligations of age and experience is the opportunity to offer career advice to young people and to help them find a job. This is very personally rewarding because it allows me to meet someone new, share what I’ve learned, and perhaps help another person in a substantial way. This is also professionally rewarding because it gives me a reason to call friends, colleagues, and clients who might be hiring and perhaps place someone in a position that could, frankly, be advantageous to me and my company. I recently met with a young woman who was looking for an entry-level job, and we spoke at length, discussing various options that she could pursue. During our conversation, ...

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