5 TED Talks for Engineers Who Are Searching For Their True Calling

These five experts in their respective niches explain how you can pursue your respective careers in the right direction.


Many professionals nowadays talk about finding their passion or true “calling” in their respective careers. But finding the right career for you is more complicated than a “calling”, it is much more than that as no career decision is static and no job is perfect.

These five experts in their respective niches explain in these TED Talks the different challenges in searching for your life’s purpose and how you can pursue your respective careers in the right direction–even if it not the one you expected.

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Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling

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Career coach Emilie Wapnick explains the concept of being a multipotentialite. These are the people with many interests and skill sets. If you are one of the people who have many talents and skills but can’t seem to pick just one niche to lead to a certain career, you’re probably a multipotentialite. This talk will show you that it could actually be a good thing to have many ambitions.

Why the Way We Think About Work Is Broken

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In this talk, Psychologist Barry Schwartz discusses why we care so much about our careers. By using the Industrial Revolution as an example, he explains how we humans define our own nature, and how we play a role in creating rewarding work for ourselves.

Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume

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According to UPS human resources manager Regina Hartley, struggling in life can end up being the best resume boost. In her talk, she discusses how overcoming obstacles and embracing trauma can prepare an individual for success later on.

Why Knowing What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work Matters

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In this talk, behavioral economist Dan Ariely discusses how doing tasks that has a sense of purpose could drive us to put more effort in a tasks as compared to tasks that don’t have any sense of purpose at all. He explains a series of studies that he conducted on giving your daily tasks “meaning”.

Why It’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work

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In this talk, Margaret Heffernan, the former CEO of five businesses talks about the importance of collaboration and social support. Without these, nothing is possible. She believes that work has more momentum and is more meaningful when employees collaborate to solve problems. Because sometimes, you just can’t do it alone.

 

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5 TED Talks for Engineers Who Are Searching For Their True Calling

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