How to Find a Job You Love

Written by Shea Harty & Immanuel Rodulfo
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Most people know that finding a job can be difficult and time-consuming. But what if you could find a job that you loved? A job that made you excited to go to work every day? It may sound like a pipe dream, but finding a job you love is possible. Moreover, you can set yourself up for success with the proper research and preparation.

In this blog post, we'll share tips on finding a job you love. We'll cover what you should do before starting your job search, how to conduct your search, and how to stand out during the interview process. By following these tips, you'll increase your chances of landing a job that you're genuinely passionate about.

What to do before you start your job search.

Before you start your job search, it's essential to do your research and learn about the industry you're interested in. This will help you understand the job market and what kinds of jobs are out there. It will also help you know what skills and experience employers seek.

Know your worth.

It's also important to know your worth before applying for jobs. This means knowing what salary range you're willing to accept and what benefits and perks you expect from an employer. It's also critical to be realistic about your qualifications and experience. If you're overqualified for a position, getting hired may not be easy. On the other hand, if you're underqualified, you may not be able to advance in your career. 

Consider your transferable skills.

Your transferable skills are the things you know you do well and can take with you from job to job. They may be soft skills such as strategic communications or hard skills like data analysis. Highlight these skills to enhance what you bring to an organization.

Set your goals.

Finally, setting some goals before starting your job search is essential. For example, what kind of position do you want? What company do you want to work for? What location do you prefer? Once you have a good idea of what you're looking for, you can start searching for jobs that fit your criteria.

How to conduct your job search.

Many excellent job search engines exist, such as Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. Simply enter what you’re looking for and your desired location, and you’ll be presented with a list of relevant job postings. You can also set up email alerts to be notified whenever new jobs match your criteria are posted.


Networking can often overwhelm or frighten people but also look at it as an opportunity to make a new friend. Don’t put the pressure on yourself that each connection MUST lead to a new job. In addition to using job search engines, another great way to find a job you love is to network with people in your industry. Attend industry events, connect with people on LinkedIn, or reach out to someone you admire and ask for advice. By building relationships with people in your field, you’ll learn more about potential career paths and discover hidden job opportunities that aren’t listed online.

Consider different types of jobs.

When searching for a job, it’s essential to keep an open mind and consider all types of positions – not just those directly related to your degree or previous work experience. Every so often, the best jobs are those we never even knew existed! So don’t be afraid to explore new industries or consider positions that sound outside your comfort zone – you never know where they might lead.

How to stand out during the interview process.

When you research the company, you want to go above and beyond just looking at their website. You want to find out what they're all about. So try to find articles about the company, or even better, talk to someone who works there. This will help you understand the company's culture and whether it fits you well.

Prepare for common interview questions.

Some questions are almost guaranteed to come up in an interview. Therefore, it would be best if you took some time to think about how you would answer these questions. Some examples include: “Tell me about yourself,” “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” and “Why do you want this job?”

Prepare for ‘uncommon’ questions.

‘Uncommon’ questions are usually more about the company or the role. So prepare by understanding the company’s industry, competitors, where they may be struggling, etc. Furthermore, understand the role by identifying what was NOT said in the job description and the possible challenges.

Follow up after the interview.

After the interview, you must follow up with a thank-you note or email. This strongly suggests that you're still interested in the job and appreciate the opportunity to meet with them.


If you're seeking employment you love, it's essential to research, know your worth, and set your goals. You should also use job-search engines and networks and consider different types of jobs. Then, during the interview process, be sure to research the company, prepare for common interview questions, and follow up after the interview. By following these tips, you'll be on your way to finding a job you love.