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Private or Public Sector?

by Diego Nascimento

I am often approached by people asking if, in professional careers, the private sector or the public sector is better. My answer is always the same: make a calculated analysis of the short-term, medium and long-term potential. For certain positions, the private sector has a huge advantage; for other careers, the public sector allows a more attractive framework of benefits. Each case is different.

The fact is that there needs to be a balance between the choices. Every project requires planning. In addition to qualifications, attitudes also speak volumes; but each doubt deserves a second look. Whether you’re a freshman or a veteran in the workforce, know that your questions can generate great ideas. Before investing time and resources in travel, registration, distribution of resumes, competitions and the like, I suggest you look for guidance regarding your new business venture.

As an employee in the private or public sectors, remember that both areas require timely, proactive, forward thinking entrepreneurship, cordiality, rules and focus. Values and positive attitudes precede financial results. I admire those who work with dedication and at the same time people who decide to revamp their careers when needed.

One of the famous laws of Newton says that “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” So look for wisdom and knowledge to make decisions that could affect your career. Talk to the right people and make knowledge an ally for your choices.


So, what do you think ?