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How To Make Your Job More Than Just A Job

A job can seem like something that just helps you pay the bills. So how do you make it so that it is more meaningful for you?

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A job can seem like something that just helps you pay the bills. So how do you make it so that it is more meaningful for you?

Don’t you sometimes wish we could do life backwards? We’d do all the hard stuff first and get it out of the way before heading into our carefree, youthful days. If only! Since that’s not the reality we’re living in, we have to work with what we’ve got. A job can seem like a means to an end. Jobs give us a steady pay cheque which in turn gives a sense of security. But imagine if you could make your job more than that?

It all starts with a test

The happiest people, I find, are those that are the most self-aware. Basically, you have to know who you are and what you stand for. When you’re young, this can be hard to figure out because you’re still learning so much about the world. This is why we’ve made it easier for you. On Fuzu, we offer personality tests that offer you a glimpse into who you are. When you know who you are, it’s easier for you to tell what areas of work you would flourish the most in. Finding the right career path is just the beginning.

No plan means no luck

Setting goals is one of those underrated but highly valuable things to do. If you don’t have a plan, it becomes harder for you to make decisions or even tell if your career is headed in the right direction. You want your job to mean more than just something that helps you pay the bills. To make your work meaningful, you need to first map out a path for yourself. This is not to say that it will be a smooth journey. However, it always helps you analyse your situation to see if you’re on track with where you want to be.

Never stop growing

One of the key things in making sure a job isn’t just a job is growing within it. If you choose to see a job for the big picture, things begin to shift for you. When your manager throws a new challenge your way, you’re excited. This is because you see it as a chance to learn rather than one more thing you have to do to tick off your to-do list and go home. We spend 8 hours in our places of work daily. If you’re not using that time to work on yourself while earning that salary, then you’re throwing away big opportunities.

With self-awareness, a plan and the eagerness to learn your job can stop looking like something that gets you out of bed on a rainy day and more like an extra step towards your greatness.

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