You have a lot of good, helpful advice for your partner regarding their work and their direction in life. They might be floundering a bit, wondering exactly what it is that they want to do with themselves. They might know what kind of work they'd like to do, but not exactly how to get the ball rolling or how to start in the right direction.
But you've had some practical experience in your life that has taught you some things about hard work and finding your path, and you're able to offer this experience to your partner for their greater good. You offer them advice and guidance, and you also give them yourself and your own life and struggles as an example for them to follow. If you have any issues with insecurity or low self-esteem, you can tackle those in with the help of your partner -- and whatever strides you take in your own personal life positively affect your lover. They see you taking care of business and they want to do the same, and they follow your example. They probably feel as though you two were destined to come together, because your influence in their life is so important to them, and they might be right. As long as you two stay motivated toward mapping out your futures together and surmounting the obstacles that pop up in your path, this is a really important influence, and relationship, for both of you.