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December 12, 2013

Secrets to Getting a Job You Love vs. A Job You Need

How to going from just a job with a paycheck to a career with soul.

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INVENT THE ROLE YOU WANT.

"I started as a receptionist, and then created my current position, which includes coordinating our inspirational speaker series." —Jen Reiber Walsh, 31, head of internal events, Twitter

SAVOR THE BENEFITS.

"We're given a debit card for co-pays and deductibles. I've never heard of another company that does that, and it makes a huge difference." —Teressa Cannata, 29, marketing manager, Aereo, an online TV service

SHARE YOUR COMPANY'S VALUES.

"Running is a huge part of my life. Strava has showers on-site and even organizes lunchtime runs." —Joanna Reuland, 26, marketing manager, Strava, maker of fitness apps

FIND A BOSS WHO CARES ABOUT YOU.

"When I was going through some family issues, my boss offered me a position that relocated me closer to my family." —Melanie George, 27, assistant vice president, risk management, Citigroup


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