I'm a people manager and in exchange for my service, I get money and job satisfaction. If you look at Maslow's hierarchy of needs, these two items take care of my physiological, safety and belonging needs. That's perfectly fine for a job, but a career, it doesn't make.
A good career opens doors to the next two steps of esteem and self-actualisation. That's what my career has brought to me - meeting extremely intelligent people, hearing their thoughts, learning much more than I could have ever hoped for, the satisfaction of leading something greater than yourself, the collaboration, achieving greater outcomes than I could have done on my own and a sense of accomplishing something for society.
Over the years, I've learnt that my career is not something that I planned to the n'th degree but rather it emerged out of the things I loved doing and want to do more of each day. I go to work every day and do what I love. On the day I stop doing what I love, I look for something else that I would love to do daily and the fact that I don't see "work" as a chore everyday is what I like about my career.
I like delivering candidates good news, helping them to navigate the recruitment process and helping my managers to find the best person for the role. I like helping people find jobs in an organisation that helps teams unleash their potential.
I work as a Network Engineer in Cisco, we assist customers in there crucial times when there network is down impacting there business and sometimes may be life's as well, as we also have hospitals which rely on Cisco's products and services.. The feeling of you making a difference is beyond, and in this critical times of COVID19 Cisco literally is "The bridge to possibilities" where countries are using Cisco Webex to work remotely. "WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE".