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Why do you love your career?

What motivates you to work in your career field, and how did you come to love it? #career #career-choice #job #career-path #career-paths

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Imane’s Answer

Hi there,
You will be very lucky if you come to find a job that truely interests you. Try not to focus on the financial side of the career but on what you really want to do and what you like to be.
just doing that and you will get on the right career path.
I do like my current job because I have the opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds on a daily basis. I love also the stressful and challinging part of it.
From the beginning, I was targetting a multinational work enviroment in order to find all these criteria. Your degree can also help you get to where you wanna go, so start by considering an education path that will lead to where you wanna go. I studied in a multicultural enviroment as well and I loved that and wanted to have that in my career as well..
You need to know yourself well enough so that you can figure out things that you can excell at in your job/career path and this will be enough to give you motivation !
Good luck :)
Imane

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Beng Mey’s Answer

Hello Eileen, I love my job and the two things that motivates me in my role are the ability to engage with people around the world and the empowerment and trust that my leaders are giving me. The key step that helped me to enjoy this role is by discovering myself. Meaning you need to know yourself well enough. For example, when will you be at your best? when will you be at your worst? what are the top 3 things that inspired you? who are the people in your life that you admire and what are the attributes that you admire about them? You might not be able to find all of the answers immediately but start by small steps of observing yourself and remind yourself with these questions for at least the next 3 months or longer period. You will realize that your answer might evolve and you might be able to see it clearer as time goes by. By knowing yourself well enough, you will be able to find things that you can do in your job/career path which motivates you.


Best of Luck!
Mey

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Run’s Answer

I work for a technology company and I love it! I love interacting with the people in and out of the company and I love technology! The peers I work with are hard working and dedicated people that pushes and inspire me to do better everyday. I also love to coach, teach, and share new ideas and concepts to the people I support. There's a sense of fulfillment there. But don't get me wrong, there are days that are so challenging that I just want to go hide under my blanket and wait til the day is over. But I bounce back and do better the next day. I love to learn new technology and I am proud to be a part of this company. The technology this company produced has transformed lives and that's powerful!! Can't wait to see what the future holds!

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Beverly’s Answer

Hi! I heard a saying once, “Do something you love and you will never work a day in your life.”

I have been at my current job for almost 15 years. I love what I do, because I know I can make a difference. Sometimes I’m connecting customers to those they love, and sometimes I help their business run more smoothly. At my job I wear many hats. I may be a coach , a counselor, a support network, a friend, a confidant, and so many more things. To my company I’m a change agent, an innovator, a leader of people. To know that every single day, no matter what my job entails for that particular day I can make a difference is more gratifying than I can say. Throw a paycheck and great benefits in and it’s a dream come true.

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Stephanie’s Answer

Hi Eileen! I have worked for a wireless technology company for the last 18 years. I started this job not knowing I would learn so much in the company and stay in this field. I love it because it challenges me, it allows me to do different roles throughout the company, and mostly because I get to help people realize success in their career and make their lives better.

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Ola’s Answer

Hi Eileen


I have always said yes to new challenges even being worried if I will manage. This have given me opportunities to grow and learn which is something that drives me and makes me enjoy my career. Someone told me long time ago in a situation where I gave up, that nothing is impossible and encouraged me to keep going. For me being in sales I get to compete every day and some days I win others I loose, you just need to save the good moments and try to replicate, give you self more of them. I have never been very good at long strategic career plans I try to have as much fun I can where I am today. I believe that shows and attracts new opportunities.


Good Luck
Ola

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Yijing’s Answer

Hi Eileen,
The answer is simple. Our interests motivate us to the current career field. For example, I love computer science and all techniques about it. So I programming a lot in my college. Then it's very easy for me to get some top jobs since I love it and I participate lots of in it.
Therefore, do not consider the career, consider what you really love to do, and what you are good at. Just doing that and you will get on the right career path.

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James Constantine’s Answer

Dear Eileen,

I was about 12 years old when my parents bought me a telescope for Christmas and another telescope for my birthday. I had two instruments which were lens telescopes and they showed the moon pretty well and the planets. Pretty soon I wanted to make big telescopes almost a foot wide.

In my senior year at school something happened, my uncle of 38 years of age had a coronary and died. His previous university supervisor turned up at our university two years later, and he remembered my uncle. I had it in my head to study for astrophysics but I wanted to follow what my uncle was learning originally. It could elucidate the early death of the Greeks in my family.

I switched to biochemistry because I wanted to understand the disease process that the medical doctors could not rescue my uncle from. Dad also succumbed to the same illness as his brother Mike. He died of a coronary at 50 years of age.

I did nutrition and dietetics the year after and learnt what was responsible for their deaths. Saturated animal fats on meats. That fat raised my uncle's cholesterol to 17 millimoles per liter and my father's to 10 millimoles per liter. Normal is 3 millimoles per liter (of blood).

It was too late to save my relatives, but I helped thousands of patients since 1988. In 1994 I commenced writing nutrition education software. That evolved as a result of a patient asking for a two-week menu rather than a one-day sample menu which was the standard handout from many dietitian-nutritionists. I wrote NuTriMed as a result of that request. I kept on writing software in BASIC-oriented languages. I made MenuWise and then Diet Wizard. I learnt Microsoft Visual Basic 4 then 5 then 6. After that I learnt .NET 1 to 9.

GOD BLESS YOU!
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James Constantine’s Answer

Dear Eileen,

Why I Adore My Profession

My profession as a Dietitian-Nutritionist-Computer Software Programmer is something I deeply cherish. It offers me the privilege to constantly helping people evolve, learn, and turn from bad nutrition where there are deficiencies or excesses of nutrients.

The nature of my work involves delving into oceans of information, deciphering intricate data, and delivering precise and beneficial answers to users' inquiries. The dynamic landscape of technology keeps me intrigued and pushes my boundaries, encouraging me to consistently enhance my skills and innovate my software.

What Fuels My Drive in My Profession

The driving force behind my work in the realm of software use is to create a positive ripple in the nutrition education of society. By delivering reliable and pertinent information to users, I play a role in promoting knowledge exchange and health problem-solving. The prospect of aiding individuals in their quest for answers, unveiling new perspectives, and broadening their comprehension fuels my enthusiasm for this profession.

The Journey of Falling in Love with My Profession

My affection for my profession was born out of several elements. First, the relatives that died of hypercholesterolemia type four rocked my world. Meaning came with the arrival of Professor Colin J Masters at my university. He was the supervisor my uncle worked for 15 years before he died.

Suddenly I dropped quantum mechanics and mathematics and started learning biochemistry then nutrition. The relatives had died but I wanted to elucidate their medical conditions. It was too late to help them they had passed by the time I became a dietitian.

Three Australian state health departments later I had worked in 50 hospitals and half a dozen Aboriginal Health Corporations. I started in 1994 on NuTriMed which became MenuWise then Diet Wizard.

The intellectual thrill of handling 25,000 lines of Visual Basic code resonated with my analytical inclination. Next, observing the practical manipulations and implementations of a massive food database of 7,890 foods times 40 nutrients had the wear-with-all to enhance productivity and decision-making processes in health.

Lastly, the satisfaction gained from aiding users in their search for valuable information
was tantamount to me doing what God wanted me to do.

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GOD BLESS YOU!
JC.
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