• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Part I: An Introduction to Career Buildi... > Defining Yourself: Aptitudes and Des...

Chapter 4. Defining Yourself: Aptitudes and Desires

Defining What You Do by Defining What You Are

Although many are excited about the prospect of a career in information technology (IT), many do so for the wrong reasons. Using income as a primary objective, while ignoring your ability to maintain the level of performance required in the hi-tech sector, can lead to burnout and frustration.

On the other hand, income is a powerful motivator and should not be ignored when determining career direction.

Creating a comprehensive picture of your skills and desires allows you to more quickly make career decisions that emphasize those factors, in turn increasing your enjoyment and performance on the job.


You’ve probably heard the question your entire life: What do you want to be when you grow up? For some, the answer was simple. In elementary school, I would hear kids talking about wanting to be a doctor, a surgeon, a construction worker, and so on. Even though they might have modified their answers over time, they had answers ready.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint