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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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What Motivates You? A Dozen Factors to Consider

Here’s a list of factors that most people find important to consider as they search for a job. I urge you to have pen and paper at hand as you read and jot down what matters to you and a relative importance for each item. In addition to the factor’s importance, note the specifics of what is necessary for you.

Money

Money is perhaps the most obvious motivator, but it’s not always a matter of how much you can get. Money also comes in many different forms.

You need to know what your financial requirements are, and that means you must know what minimum base salary you need. Sometimes people say “Salary isn’t important, as long as the work is interesting,” but that’s just not true. Maybe you don’t have ...

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