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When Should I Take a Pause at Work?

On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: When Should I Take a Pause at Work?

Answering that question and others is our guest, Briar Dougherty.

Briar is the CEO and Founder of Career Organic, an online resource for ambitious career professionals.

This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Riley:

Riley is a knowledge worker at a tech company. She loves the everyday-a-new-challenge-to-overcome vibe of her workplace. Riley’s hyper focused on her deliverables, tries her best to be a good team member, and her higher-ups just increased her salary.

Good on you, Riley!

But here’s the rub. Riley is so passionate about her work that she says she forgets to step away from it. Milestones in her personal life slipped. She didn’t take a summer vacation this year like she hoped because of FOMO (or fear of missing out).

It wasn’t until one of her parents called her on her workaholic tendencies that she realized she’d never questioned her lack of an off switch. So, for her, it is no longer IF she should take a pause at work.

Now Riley asks: WHEN should I take a pause at work?

During this information packed episode, we revisit Briar’s answer to the question “what’s your work fit?’ Her personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.

About our guest:

Briar Dougherty and her team at Career Organic write résumés, craft LinkedIn profiles, and coach career professionals for interviews and job transitions.  She lives and works in a mountainside community near Atlanta, Georgia.

This episode originated as a live show on September 13, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.

EPISODE DATE: September 22, 2023

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