The chances are that you’ve got a long list of items you’d like to buy, events you’d like to experience, locations you’d like to travel to and restaurants, bars and night-life you’d like to spend an evening at with those closest to you. Unfortunately, none of these things come free. You need to work to be able to afford the finer things in life. Employment doesn’t have to be a drag though. It is possible to get a job that you truly enjoy, which also pays the bills and gives you a healthy amount of spending money to enjoy all the important things in life.
What Do You Enjoy Doing?
As the adage goes: if you find a job you truly enjoy, you’ll never work a day in your life. When job hunting, you first need to ask yourself what tasks, activities and sectors of employment you feel passionate about the most. Monday mornings will certainly be more motivating if you’re getting up to go to a job you find fun, challenging and engaging.
It may be that you can’t find a job which specifically matches your interests, but may complement them instead. Do you love to travel? You don’t need to work for a travel agency or flight provider; you may be able to find a career which spans international offices or involves travel in some other capacity, such as market research.
What Do You Do Best?
If you can find a suitable job which makes use of your existing skill set, you’ll find that your day-to-day tasks are enriching but not too challenging. Luckily, there are so many jobs out there that most unique skillsets are catered for. For instance, the available jobs in Liverpool right now include website design, fundraising and product testing, so there’s something for everyone!
You may feel like you don’t know what it is you’re good at, which can feel demotivating and confusing. However, if you ask your friends and family, they will be quick to point out the particular talents and characteristics you’ve got which would be useful in any job. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
How Much Money Do You Want To Make (Realistically)?
The kind of job you apply for may be shaped by the amount of money you wish to make. Some people will be happy earning enough to live off; others will want to support a more luxurious lifestyle. To easily work out how much money you’d need to earn each month or year to support yourself, you can use an online minimum income calculator.
If you know money motivates you, look for an online job search engine that allows you to filter positions by salary, so you’re only looking at the jobs that pay above a certain figure.
Securing The Dream Job
It’s true that first impressions count, so when you are asked to come in for an interview, ensure that you’ve dressed appropriately and have done your research, preparing answers to questions and even having a number of questions that you’d like to ask the interviewer. Passion is also truly important, so speak with energy when asked why you’d like to get a job in this line of work.
If you can communicate why you’d be good at the role and why you’re genuinely interested, you’re already well on your way to securing the job. Smile, be open, and hopefully, watch the job offers come in.