Some of the great products developed by Apple under the leadership of Steve Jobs include the iPod, iTunes, iPhone, and iPad. When Steve Jobs resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc., I thought of one of his quotes about loving your work from his Stanford commencement speech in June 2005.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” (Note: You can watch his speech on YouTube.)
But, how do you find out what you want to do? One way is the use the O*NET Interest Profiler. It can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. Complete the O*NET Interest Profiler and answer the following question.
What did you find out that you like to do? What kinds of career do you want to explore?