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How To Find A Job You Actually Like

Published: Thursday 23rd July 2015

Engineer enjoying his job

During the recession many job seekers adopted the idea that they should be lucky to be in a job at all. But now that the economy and the job market are picking up, it’s time to realise that if they are on the wrong career path, a new job might be necessary to get them to where we want to be five years from now. Finding a job and a career you love is not an impossible task and doesn’t simply involve scrolling through job boards. We have listed some tips to help you find the right job for you. 

Be realistic

If you’re considering a career change, make sure to remember that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Lawyers might have a job that sounds glamorous, for instance, but many lawyers wouldn’t actually recommend their jobs to others. Consider the pros and cons of a new career and make sure that you are not in for some unpleasant surprises after all your efforts. Thinking about the lifestyle change you will have to make is an important factor. You might think you want to start your own business, so that you can set your own working hours, but are you really willing to compromise your social life and work around the clock on your way up to potential success? 

Don’t overcommit

If you are looking for the right career, chances are that you might still get it wrong with your next job. You should make sure that if you do accept a new job, there will still be opportunities to make a change. 

Find a company that shares your values

As important as finding the right career path and a job that fits your requirements, is the need to find a company that shares your workplace values. If you have a family, you might need to look for a job that allows for a certain degree of flexibility with regards to working hours. 

Don’t compromise

If you don’t need to change jobs urgently, take your time to make sure that your next step is the right one. If you apply for every job that appears vaguely relevant, or accept the first job offer you receive, you might regret it after only a few months. 

Find your real interest

Often, you might not even know what the best career for you would be. If you have a passion for reading, you might not necessarily want to become an author. You could use this passion to aim for a career in publishing, or work in a book shop. Focus on transferable skills. 

If you’re looking to take the next step on your way to your ideal career, you could download Zoek. Zoek is a new job searching app that could help your next job find you. The app for faster, smarter recruitment can be downloaded on IOS or Android.

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