How to Find a Job that Matches Your Life’s Purpose

How to Find a Job that Matches Your Life’s Purpose | Pirate Staffing

When thinking about different careers, you probably consider the day-to-day tasks, salary and benefits, and work-life balance. But have you ever thought about career purpose? This is the aspect of your work that feels personally meaningful to you. It fulfills your passion and reflects your personal values. But how can you find a job that aligns with your career purpose? Here are some tips.

How Can You Find a Job That Matches Your Life’s Purpose?

Look for Intrinsic Motivation

There are two types of motivators: intrinsic (or internal) and extrinsic (or external). All the trappings surrounding your work, such as pay, are extrinsic motivators. Intrinsic motivation comes from the act of performing the work itself. Pretend you are independently wealthy and all your needs are taken care of, and then picture yourself doing the job. Would it still be fulfilling? If so, keep it on your list of roles to consider.

Consider Your Core Values

We all have certain values that are non-negotiable. If your job doesn’t align with your core values, it cannot serve your career purpose. For example, someone whose core values include honesty and transparency will never be fulfilled in a role that requires deception. Decide which top two or three values are most important to you, and choose a position that focuses on them.

Define Your Passion

What do you do when you’re off the clock? Maybe you whip up five-course dinners. Perhaps you spend hours playing video games. The things you do in your free time can give you clues to your true passion. And remember, it doesn’t have to be literal. Making your way through adventure-style games could mean that your passion is problem-solving. Putting out elaborate feasts might show strong attention to detail.

Take Baby Steps

You won’t necessarily find your career purpose, or a job that mirrors it, right away. Think of each role you take as a learning opportunity. What feels right about it? What feels wrong? Over time, you will start to uncover the path you are meant to take.

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