February is one of those months when love is inevitably in the air, with Valentine’s Day having taken place in recent days, meaning now could be the perfect time for people to think about finding not just their perfect partner, but also their dream job.
So, in homage to Valentine’s Day and the joy of sharing a perfect union, here we look at three of the key things people should consider when “umming” and “ahhing” about what their their dream role should have to offer:
Can you be passionate about it?
There’s an old saying that ‘if you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life’. This remains as true today as it ever was. Indeed, turning a passion into a profession can be extremely rewarding. However, you have to be careful not to overdo it, which can easily lead to burnout and see that passion become something not enjoyable at all.
Are you sufficiently challenged?
Boredom can be a killer in any job, but so too can excessive demand. For that reason, it’s important to achieve the right balance between being challenged in your role and not being sufficiently stretched. You should always aim to be busy, but not so much that it has an adverse impact on other parts of your life.
Do you enjoy the culture?
With the amount of time people spend at work, it’s important that the culture of a business is one that you enjoy being part of. This means getting on well with colleagues and working in a supportive, positive atmosphere. However, it should also prompt you to ask themselves some fundamental questions:
- What matters most to me and will this company help me to achieve that aim?
- Does what I’m doing make a difference in the world, and is that important to me?
- Does the business match with my own personal values?
In the end, everyone’s perfect job will be something different. However, knowing what to look for can be half the challenge when seeking your ideal role. We hope we’ve provided some food for thought!
Fuel Card Services believes in looking after its employees, which includes a good work-life balance – find out more about a career with us at www.career4you.co.uk