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What should I want to work for? Career motivation?

Updated El Paso, Texas

4 answers

Bryant’s Answer

Updated Orlando, Florida

Work for something that you are passionate for not so much for money or a role you know you will not like. As a student look at volunteering, interviewing professionals and researching as it gives more information. Look at 2-3 career areas that you would want to be in and that this should help out

Alexandra’s Answer

A lot of thought goes into what motivates you to pursue a career. Of course, as many people will tell you, feeling passionate about your work helps with motivation. However, what also matters is what you are good at. I would start by making a list of your strengths and weaknesses and think about what type of career path/profession those strengths make you suitable for. You can also try to come up with a plan on how to work on your weaknesses, but the questions you should be asking yourself are: What do I do really well? Of the things I do really well, what do I find more interesting and exciting? That will help down narrow down some choices.

Tom’s Answer

Updated Seattle, Washington

You may also want to find a copy of a book called What Color is Your Parachute for Teens. It's a great resource to discover your passions and where you might be able to apply them as a career.

Rachael’s Answer

Hi Jose,

I encourage you to find your own version of the answer to this question. I can tell you I chose a career which suited my skills and the way in which I enjoyed working. I choose to work toward my future and am in a career with the longevity to achieve this. I also remember to remain in the present and take time off of work to enjoy where I am now.

Best of luck.