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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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The Motivation Worksheet

Take some time to make a worksheet that’s a brain dump of your motivations. This worksheet will act as a guide for you as you search for jobs and a sort of compass for keeping you on track as you evaluate opportunities. It will be a snapshot of what matters to you in those times that you might otherwise forget.

As you go through the process, think about your needs without looking at them under the harsh light of “reality,” where you’re likely to say, “What are the chances of my actually getting a job as a game designer for Linux making $100,000/year?” You’re looking only at your motivations, not finding a job out of them. You especially want to go through this worksheet exercise before you are looking at a specific job, ...

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