Millennials: How to Find Your Passion

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Millennials: How to Find Your Passion

Few months ago, I went to campus related Road Show Campus Hiring for Management Trainee Program. In Campus, I was a speaker for a session called “find your passion and tips to get a successful interview”. Then, I saw many young people who didn’t know exactly profession or kind a job that they want to be, isn’t a result of the system of education? Or typical of Millennials who think that they can “Google It” to find a answer about their passion or their ideal job that they want to be. Well, you have to find it by yourself. How? By explore yourself and develop, be dynamic and interact with environment, open minded and so on. Don’t only use your smart phone and feel alien with people surround you.

There are simple ways that I always told to fresh graduates when they asked about how to find a passion:

  1. First, think about your favorite field of study. Isn’t Mathematics? Biology? Social Anthropology? A study that makes you feel excited, that’s develop your curiosity to learn more. For that point, your favorite study can be a reflection of your profession in the future. For example, a student that interest with biology can be a biologist or have a professional career in biotechnology.
  2. Second, think about your hobbies. Isn’t reading? Hiking and mountain climbing? Or join donation event with Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)? Your hobbies could be a reflection of type of job that you’ll looking for. Do you like a job that stay on the desk or mobile? Do you like a job that involve a small group discussion or a dynamic job that involve across few of departments or even to pursue a new client or customer.
  3. Last but not least, find your passion with persistence and determination. Millennials are well known as instant generations which they can get a fast information by click Google, Yahoo, or log in to other search engine web. But, don’t easily give up or frustrated when you feel not comfort at the first three months of your job. Maybe you’re a leader at your campus organization but in the workplace, you have to interact with people with different background such as different age, ethnic, social and economic background, and so on. That’s increase the level of your adaptability.

Not only that, it’s better for you to find your mentor. Your mentor is someone that you can trust, someone that listen and give advice when you have a problem. It could be your recruiter, your colleague, your direct superior, or anyone in your department or other department in the company.

That’s three simple points, hopefully could help all of you guys to find your passion, your dream jobs because when you find your passion, you don’t feel like working.