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TED talk, career, inspiration, motivation

If your career is in need of inspiration, don’t miss these TED talks.

If you’re not familiar with TED, you want to be. Per the TED website:

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference and TEDGlobal — TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize. TED conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).

No matter what career you’re in, TED talks can be the kind of thing that remind you why you do what you do professionally – or help inspire what you SHOULD be doing.

But because there are so many great TED talks, it can be hard to identify where to start. Thankfully, Mashable has put together a list of 5 TED talks that will inspire you during a job search. But I think their list is also incredibly applicable for anyone who has and/or wants a careers. The list includes:

  1. Wingham Rowan: “A New Kind of Job Market”
  2. Mike Rowe: “Learning From Dirty Jobs”
  3. Dan Ariely: “What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?”
  4. Jason Fried: “Why Work Doesn’t Happen At Work”
  5. Simon Sinek: “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”

Check out all of the videos here. Which one inspires you the most?