Motivation for Future Job Hunt
When the job hunt stagnates
I just applied to my first job as a Data Scientist position! I know that the future road will be long and full of a lot more learning and meeting people and I know that at some point I will become burnt out from the job hunt.
I am documenting my excitement at this first job application to motivate myself in the future.
Megan, you chose Data Science because there are so many ways to help people, there are so many interesting questions you can help answer about human behavior, helping companies operate more efficiently. There will always be interesting, new things to learn.
Remember the excitement you felt after your first application? It’s because you worked hard and earned the skills to apply to these jobs. You may not find the right match for your career yet, but you can always learn more, and keep doing interesting projects. Everything you learn is something you can apply to your job and mission in your future career.
You were excited because you believe your skills, the skills you have in determination to find answers, dedication to your mission, and passion for challenging projects no matter what obstacles or big questions you are faced with.
You will find a way to apply those skills, if you feel burnt out, remember that it isn’t the end of the world. What questions do you want to work on in your free time? What projects could help others while you recover from the burnout?
Take a break but remember why you were excited! You have worth as a Data Scientist, which is really just a question asker and researcher. This has been your hobby since you were old enough to ask questions.
Find new outlets or people, try new projects. It’s okay to take a break or take it slow.