How To Find A Job You Love

There’s the age-old saying that if you “do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Unfortunately, hearing it from a billionaire CEO or a podcast host doesn’t always have the intended effect.

But take it from us, your local recruitment experts, that finding a job you love is truly the key to happiness in all areas of your life.

If you love what you do, you’ll notice positive changes to not just your mental and physical health, but your relationships and finances too.

Now, that’s all well and good in theory, but how do we put it into practice?

Here are our top tips on securing your dream job…


How To Find A Job You Love


Tip 1 – Self-reflection

Reflect on your interests, values, skills, and passions. What activities do you enjoy doing? What industries are you genuinely interested in? Research various job roles that align with these interests. Or if company culture is important to you, use this as a starting point for your research.


Tip 2 – Networking

Connect with professionals in your desired field through networking events or even LinkedIn. Ask to arrange a chat to learn more about their career paths and gain insights into the industry. Building relationships can often lead to job opportunities or referrals.


Tip 3 – Experience & Skills

Gain experience and skills relevant to your desired job through internships, volunteering, freelance work, or side projects. Try taking a short course on a topic you’re interested in.

This not only adds great experience to your CV but also helps you decide if the job or industry is for you.


How To Find A Job You Love


Tip 4 – Your Values

Consider your own ambitions and non-negotiables. Write down a list of these. What do you value in your personal life? What would you like to do more of? If, for example, quality time with family is a priority, a flexible, remote or even part-time role might be ideal for you. If you’re looking for opportunities to study and learn within a role, career progression needs to be at the top of your priorities list.


Tip 5 – Get Tech Savvy

Using online tools such as Indeed, CV Library and TotalJobs can give you an idea of what jobs are available right now. Setting up notifications on these apps can give you a head start on studying the latest job adverts and applying.

Another great way to utilise technology is to read what other people post on forums and social media to learn about the reality of working in your dream industry. But don’t be discouraged by one negative post – seek out a balanced review.


Tip 6 – Stay Persistent

Finding ‘the one’ can be a tough and time-consuming process. Once we think we’ve made a decision on what path to go down, something can happen that makes us rethink our whole career. But don’t let it stop you from pursuing your dream. Remind yourself why you’re doing this and don’t give up. Good things take time (another great saying!)


If you’re looking for more advice and tailored support on your personal career path, reach out to our team. We work with some excellent employers across the East Midlands and Staffordshire to place exceptional candidates in a role they love. Could you be next?


Click here to fill out our handy contact form and take the first step towards your dream job today.


Don’t just take our word for it. Have a read of this article by Indeed all about how to find a job you love.