3 motivating TED Talks to help inspire your job search
23rd June 2016
Let’s face it, trying to find a job can be gruelling at times. If you feel stuck in a career rut, check out these inspiring TED Talks to help motivate you.
1. Ashley Stahl: 3 Questions to Unlock Your Authentic Career
A former national security professional, Ashley Stahl says everything she did in her adolescent life was to prepare her for her fantasy job – a career coach to hundreds of millennials. Here, she talks about the “dance that we all do between finding work that we love and fining work that aligns with who we are”.
2. Zain Asher: Trust Your Struggle
“Success is never really in a straight line. There are always going to be bumps along the way,” says Zain Asher, an Anchor at CNN International. After working as a receptionist, Asher made it to her dream job a few years ago thanks to a series of self-made breaks. Here, she talks about what determines whether you’re going to be successful in your chosen career.
3. Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
Pinpointing what truly motivates employees, Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely presents two experiments in this video, revealing our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work. Here, he talks about why it seems most of us thrive in our work by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose, rather than doing it for money or joy.
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