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Motivation is an internal state that generates, directs, and sustains goal-oriented behaviour. This study aims to examine the status and position of the international research visual map and the Scopus indexed career motivation literature using bibliometric positioning images. The research was conducted using a bibliometric technique. Data analysis and use of the VOSViewer visualization program and the Scopus function to analyse search results. In this review, the details collected apply to 496 documents published from 1965 to 2020. The study reveals that the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and United State is the most active affiliated and state institutions, scientists and nations in the career motivation literature. In career motivation literature, Social Sciences and Journal of Vocational Behaviour are the most studied fields and sources of dissemination. There is one map of groups around the world with collaborative researchers. To identify the body of knowledge created from thirty-two years of publication, this study constructs a convergence axis grouping consisting of the career motivation literature: Student, Education, Career, Human, and Motivation abbreviated as SECHM.