This is my attempt to explain why I want to do this type of work and why I chose it.
It might be a little naive. But this is what I believe about my career choice and the sector it functions in.
What we do. This is the closest you can be to the thing you are creating and still effect at scale, for good and bad. Which is terrifying and fun at the same time. And the work you do should be treated with that kind of respect that it deserves. We actually effect peoples lives. And it is not hard to find out how because it is often observable.
With other words. What you do can effect a lot of people. You are not a “world leader” that is so high up that they can´t see the effect of their decisions. I am not kidding myself. There are of course a lot of people and work done that are more impactful and important. But I believe that they have a harder time seeing the impact.
To achieve this I need to have the reputation of being one of the people you can contact. When you want to develop a new product or service. It´s not (that much ;) ) about ego. If you want to work with the funniest, biggest and most impactful services. You need to have that reputation.
We get to do stuff, often out of nothing. At scale. Influence lives. And see the impact it might have. It´s a beautiful thing. That I should not take for granted.