How can I enjoy my career and my money? - Career blog - Position Ignition - taking you to the next step in your career

Many of us have been in a position where we've been so unhappy in our job that spending money has been our only release. The problem is we're so eager to splash the cash on food, drink, shoes, holidays and anything else that takes our minds off work that we don't take the time to enjoy our money. Before we know it, it's gone and we're still left with that feeling of dread when we contemplate our jobs. Working just for money is no fun, especially if we spend it too quickly.

So what difference can finding work we enjoy make to our spending patterns? As you know, if you enjoy your work, you don't feel the need to "escape" from it. You aren't compelled to splurge out in a vain attempt to block out all thoughts of work. Instead you budget and plan to spend your money on a wider variety of things you actively enjoy, rather than on the same old transient pain blockers again and again.

That's all very well, but what about those of us who are stuck doing something we don't enjoy? How to find a job that's a pleasure to do? The starting point is to identify what you'd like to do. You already know that what you don't like is what you're doing right now but how do you find out what you do like? The key to finding a fulfilling career is to take the time to get to know yourself. Get clear on your preferences, passions, priorities, strengths and skills. Once you've fully acquainted with who you are, you can start deciding which career would be right for you. From there, you can find a way in, successfully negotiating your way through the research, networking, CV and interview stages.

Again, this is easier said than done. A lot of us are unsure of what getting to know ourselves and what we want actually means. The subsequent job seeking stages mentioned above can also be challenging. At Position Ignition we're here to help if you've decided to target a more fulfilling career and would like some advice and guidance on some or all of the stages. Drop us a line if you'd like to start enjoying both your work and your money.

Posted via email from AndyWergedal