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Jobs That Matter by Heather Krasna

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CHAPTER 1

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EXPLORING PUBLIC SERVICE CAREERS

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” —Henry David Thoreau

You’re inspired to change the world—now what?

Have you said any of the following? “I know I want to help change the world, but I don’t know how.” “I want to do something for the environment, but I don’t know where my skills fit in.” Or, “I know what I don’t want, but not what I want.”

On any journey, finding your way is easier if you have a goal in mind. I am not saying that careers should take a direct path—in ...

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