Almost all of us have what we like to call it a “Dream Job”. A job that’s meaningful, enjoyable, well-paid, and gives you ample opportunities to grow. Is that it? Is this what a dream job means? Now, a lot of you are wondering- “isn’t dream job supposed to be different for different people?” Because of course all of us have different expectations from our job! But do we?
The answer is no and again no. No, this is not what a dream job means because there’s more to it. And no, dream job is not different for different people because it has these common key features that ALL OF US look for! And these key features are in addition to the basic expectations related to salary and job profile.
Your Job Just Fits Into The Puzzle
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Your life’s a puzzle and you are here on a journey looking for missing pieces. You will find these missing pieces in a lot of factors of your life. Your relationships, your friendships, your hobbies and so on! One such piece is your dream job. When you find your dream job, you will feel like you have found a piece that perfectly fits the puzzle. Your dream job shouldn’t change the life you are living but should only add more value to it. It should fit perfectly with the rest of your life.
You’re Good At It And It’s Engaging
Sometimes you find a job that you are good at but it eventually bores you. Boredom can really be a reason why you hate your job. And sometimes you find an engaging job but you’re not really good at it. You need both, compulsorily and uncompromisingly. I am not talking about your interests or passion here. I am strictly talking about skills. If you’re good at, meaning- if you have the skills for it, GO FOR IT! Secondly, make sure the job is engaging. This again has nothing to do with YOUR interests. It has to do with the job structure, job description, and the work culture. Clearly defined goals and independence to operate are few characteristics of an engaging job.
Your Company (And Your Job) Has A Purpose
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If making profits and gaining customer loyalty is the only purpose you can think of as an employee of the company, your job isn’t exactly a dream job. While you were occupied with thinking what the job offers you, your dream job was busy crafting what the company had to offer to the people. You see, real satisfaction in life is achieved only after helping others. So, if your company has a purpose that helps others. If your job is somehow connected to the greater good! You might have just found that dream job.
Go find your dream job if you haven’t already. If not all, you can aim for as many of these features as possible.