How Do You Find a Job You Will Enjoy?

Posted April 17, 2017 - Revised April 25, 2017

Whether you are continuing your education or you're looking to make a career change, finding a job that you truly enjoy is an admirable goal.

Unfortunately, finding a job you love isn't as simple as conducting a Google search and firing out some resumes. Sometimes, a job that seems appealing can turn out to be frustrating. Also, there may be jobs that you could be perfectly happy in, but you just aren't aware of.

Below are a few ways you can zero in on the profession most likely to make you happy.

Ask friends and family for advice

Often, doing what you have a natural talent for will make you happy. However, you may not be the best judge of your own talents. Ask the individuals who know you very well when you seem the most content, and what kind of tasks you really embrace. Their responses may amaze you and you may end up realizing what you are truly good at that also has value to an employer.

Sit down with a career counselor

Career counselors are dedicated to helping people determine the career path that's for them. Using experience and resources, a career counselor can help you identify your passions and skills, as well as provide ideas on how to discover a career that most closely fits your interests and abilities. Making use of these resources just once can lead to a lifetime of job satisfaction. (Remember that the recruiters at Ambassador will provide you that personalized attention!)

Reach out over social media

Once you've recognized what you love and what you're good at, get busy on social media and connect with professionals who are already working in your field or job of interest. Ask these professionals for insight on working environment, their typical day, biggest responsibilities, pain points, perks and rewarding moments. In addition to learning more about what you think you want to do, the people you contact could also be capable of supplying you with a referral for an open position.

Take the first step

All the research in the world isn't going to get you that dream job. Ultimately, it is up to you to take your first step into the unknown. Settling on a career trajectory can be scary, but remember that it's never too late to change course again, as long as you have the passion and desire to do so.

At Ambassador, we have years of experience in connecting people with their passion. If you’re looking to find a job you love, please contact us today to work with a full-service staffing agency!