Answered by Rachel, Hiring Expert at Eaton, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
This is a great question and I truly wish more people would think about this before they start applying for jobs. There are some key questions you need to ask yourself as you are the only one that can answer them honestly.
1. What are you passionate about in life?
2. What makes you say I am engaged and interested in this topic and constantly want to learn about it and grow my subject knowledge?
3. What are your values, ethics, and how do you see these as a part of your career path?
Answer these questions and it will help you define your purpose career wise, but more importantly what you value about yourself. It is not about a job or even that job, but the type of work, employee and person, you want to do and be. This will help you craft the type of employers you want to work for as well so that you can narrow down your focus to those that match up with your values.