Do What You Love…

…and the money will follow. This is an old and much used adage, but in this context “Do What You Love” is directly related to making a good career choice. And in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, today at America’s Job Exchange our focus is on choosing the things you love to do and how this will lead to finding a job that fulfills both your employment needs and makes you happy. When you focus on things you enjoy and aspire to, you do them well. Doing good work and being valued is important and can best be achieved if you enjoy your job. As in all searches for love, finding work you love can sometimes be difficult; most people fail, but it is not impossible.So how do you embark on this journey of love? Start at the core of everything and ask yourself important questions based on your personality:

  • What are my hobbies?
  • What classes did I enjoy in school?
  • What books do I like to read, and what subjects am I most interested in?

From there, ask yourself questions about your environment, such as:

  • Do I like to work in a big office or small?
  • What is my ideal work schedule?
  • Do I want to travel or stay close to home?
  • How long do I want to commute, or do I want to work at home?

You’ll begin to see the seeds of love (i.e. a career you might enjoy) percolate as you gravitate towards jobs that best suit your ideals and personality. Match this with your abilities and skills, and search for jobs or companies that mirror these. You will begin to get closer to doing what you love every day. At the end of the day when making career decisions it is usually best to look beyond just the money; ultimately combining work with the things you enjoy will lead to a happy, successful union.

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