Friday, August 4, 2017

How To Be Over The Moon Happy In Your First Job


We all have people in their lives that are stuck in jobs that they hate, and it breaks our hearts. We only get one life and we should do all we can to ensure we are as happy as possible, and a big part of being happy comes from enjoying our job. That is why it is so important you don’t just jump into the first thing that comes your way, but spend some time seeking out a job that you can enjoy. Get that right and the rest will follow.

Happiness, good health and prosperous career where you excel. All of these stem from getting a first job that you care about. Of course, this is easier said than done. After all, landing a job you can fall in love with is no walk in the park. But if it will make you even a smidgen happier then it is absolutely worth the hassle.


Choose Your Passion
The more passionate we are about something the more enjoyment we are going to get out of it. It’s simple. So before you start trawling through the endless job postings on the infinite number of job sites, take as long as you need to think about what you are passionate about. That is a sure-fire way to land your dream job. Don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be something as specific as graphic design or copywriting. It can just be that you are a people person, which can then open up loads of other doors for you, such as customer service, sales associate, waitressing, personal trainer and much more. The more you can work out about what makes you happy the better chance you have of doing something you like.

Knowing What To Look For In A Job
Before you start looking at job postings, try making a list of things you want in a job first and then start looking. That way you will be able to measure your compatibility. If you come across some on your journey then just add them. It could be that you want somewhere that offers good health plans or helps veterans get back on their feet, or has opportunities to advance, or the chance to work with people. Then look at the job postings, say this one by Dollar General and check off what they offer against what you are after. Then make a list of all those jobs that match your needs and list them in terms of most compatible. Voila, your road to a happy working life is underway.

Have Fun With Your Resume
One of the worst parts of trying to land a job that you will enjoy doing is pulling together a resume. It is just tedious and tiring and all sorts of other words beginning with T. So why not have fun with it instead. There is nothing that says you have to write your resume in that standard - and fragmented - format where everything you put down lacks cohesiveness. You can write it as a story instead, as explained at In fact, we urge you to. Not only will this make it a bit of fun, it will also give your life up to this point a narrative, while also encouraging your resume to stand out. But, best of all, the only companies that will reply will be the companies you know you will fit in with. You’ll know they are the kind of companies you will enjoy working for.