When to Change Careers?

Is it wise to change your career in today’s economy? It depends on how mismatched you are. The best and coolest companies are changing the zeitgeist of what a career is. They are beginning to look for the rare bird, someone who’s a “natural” and has the sparkle in their eye and paying more attention to subtler signals, like whether you actually eat, sleep and drink the subject matter and have an innate knack for the work.

In the most innovative, creative workplaces, CEOs are saying that formal education and fancy credentials are taking a back seat to natural talent. The current paradigm of prestigious credentials as a signal of your value is fading into history.