Why Did You Go Into Your Field? Here’s My Answer.

A recent thread on Twitter started with a simple question:

“Tell me why you went into your field in 5 words or less.”

The tens of thousands of comments were a rabbit hole of entertainment, but some of the answers were actually quite thoughtful.

A psychiatrist wrote: “I love hearing people’s stories.” The founder of volunteer organization End Climate Silence wrote: “Decarbonize now or we’re dead.”

Finding out why people went into their field is at the heart of my work as a Recruiter. For 30+ years I’ve helped people make smart professional moves based on that motivation.

So what made you do what you do?

Like the psychiatrist on Twitter, I love hearing people’s stories. What’s yours?