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    I'm at uni and have been asked to think about my plans after graduating. I don't know what I want to do, I've never had any career in mind. I know I don't want to work in anything related to my degree subject (Biology) but besides that....

    I thought if I could work out the things that motivate me then I could start thinking about what sort of jobs (not necessarily lifelong careers, but things that might move me in the right direction to finding job satisfaction) fit me.

    I don't know what sort of things are classed as 'motivators' though, I guess a lot of people have things like money or recognition as things that drive them but neither of those things are really what I'm after (in abundance at least, obviously I want money so I can survive).

    What sort of questions should I be asking myself? What motivates you?
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    (Original post by PollyParrot23)
    I'm at uni and have been asked to think about my plans after graduating. I don't know what I want to do, I've never had any career in mind. I know I don't want to work in anything related to my degree subject (Biology) but besides that....

    I thought if I could work out the things that motivate me then I could start thinking about what sort of jobs (not necessarily lifelong careers, but things that might move me in the right direction to finding job satisfaction) fit me.

    I don't know what sort of things are classed as 'motivators' though, I guess a lot of people have things like money or recognition as things that drive them but neither of those things are really what I'm after (in abundance at least, obviously I want money so I can survive).

    What sort of questions should I be asking myself? What motivates you?
    It'll certainly be different for everyone and I've found that enjoying what you do is the first step. There are loads of motivation theories out there which you can read up on but I would say look for something you enjoy and are good at.It also takes some time to work it out.
 
 
 
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