3 Reasons to Aim for Your Dream Job


At the start of every new year, many people begin to consider transitioning into a new role with their company or seeking a different career path altogether. The term “dream job” might come to mind as you assess your professional opportunities.

As you begin to look for a position that best aligns with your personality and ambitions, start by asking yourself the following: What am I good at that the market needs and that I will enjoy doing?

Once you know what role to pursue, prepare yourself with these simple tips, and take the plunge. 

Here are three reasons you should take the dream job, even if it means a pay cut.

It is beneficial to your overall health.

 Having a job that is enjoyable and does not drain your energy will do wonders for your mental, physical, and emotional health. Many studies have shown that a hostile work environment can contribute to health issues like depression, anxiety, insomnia, and irritability. When you do what you love, you will have more energy to work at your full potential. This also leads to increased energy after work. This translates into more walks outdoors with family and less binge-biting your fingernails.

A sense of purpose leads to success.

When your employment aligns with your values and beliefs, you experience fulfillment, which inevitably boosts performance. As your productivity is enhanced, your contentment and ambitions will organically grow alongside it. Instead of trying to avoid stress in the workplace, you will welcome unfamiliar situations as healthy steps toward professional improvement. Being deeply interested in the work you are doing also affords you the freedom to grow with your passions. Your passions and purpose will drive professional and personal success.

We are called to serve.

The Creator gave each of us unique talents to use for the glory of His kingdom. 1 Peter 4:10  states, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” We are tasked with using our distinctive talents to serve those around us.  

Not only are we called to serve, but we are instructed to do so with a joyful heart. “Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless” (1 Corinthians 15:58). What better way to serve others than to joyfully employ those God-given talents in a position that you deeply enjoy and value?

We here at Vanderbloemen are deeply committed to finding the right candidates for a variety of organizations that are actively hiring. Continue your job search by browsing our job board, and find out more about increasing your likelihood of finding your dream job by reading the 5 Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers.


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