I loved The Brady Bunch as a kid. I watched every episode about a million times, because somehow there was always a rerun on, and we kids of the 70's watched a whole lot of TV.
People who know me well know that I can relate pretty much everything that happens in life to a character or an episode of The Brady Bunch. It's one of my outstanding skills.
So I can't believe that in the six years I've been writing this blog I haven't yet connected any career issues to the Bradys! Because there's a lot of material to work with (five whole seasons!)
When you're considering a career change or trying to figure out your first career, of course you should look within to identify your strongest skills values. Still, when it's time to look externally and consider the many options out there, it can feel overwhelming.
You might be taken with the Marcia Brady careers - the glamourous, eye-catching, completely cool gigs that pay well and are very difficult to get.
But don't discount the Jan Brady jobs - the slightly less sexy but totally dependable careers that are actually within your reach.
"Underrated" is a good word to describe the Jan Brady jobs, and recently CareerCast.com published their report of the most underrated jobs of 2011.
What makes a job underrated?
According to CareerCast.com's report, it has:
- Median-to-higher salary level
- Lower stress
- Lower environmental dangers
- Lower physical demands
- A lower than average unemployment rate
Interestingly, the underrated jobs are in a variety of industries, including health care, insurance and high tech. See the whole list here.
If no one but Marcia will do, then of course by all means start plotting how you're going to become captain of the football team or one of Greg's best friends (or both!) so you can have a chance.
But remember that more than likely, Jan, the sister in Marcia's shadow, is sitting by the phone waiting for your call.
I'd love to hear: What career do you believe is underrated? And which Brady kid was your favorite?
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