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If you want your job to be more than just something you do for the paycheck; if you want to do work that is important and fulfilling for you, then you need to find more meaningful work.

Of course, this is often easier said than done, but below you will find some top tips to help you forge a career that truly means something to you.

Work out what you really want

It’s obvious, but if you want to find more meaningful work, you first have to work out what really matters to you. There are some careers, which on the face of it, might not seem the most meaningful or the most exciting but which would be perfect for you, and many careers which do seem exciting on the outside, but that end up not being what you thought they would be, So, give it some time and thought, and then forge ahead with a new career path in mind.

Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to build up your skills and see if a particular job would really be suited to you or not. It is also an amazing way to meet like-minded people and network with them so that, when a position comes up in a job you love, you will be able to get to the top of the pile of interviewees with greater ease.

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Learn more

It is never a bad idea to continue learning throughout your life, and this is certainly the case if you are looking for more meaningful work. You should constantly be learning new skills to help you get those jobs you apply for, but you should also be doing personal development work regularly, is that you always know who you are and what matters to you most whether it is serving people or challenging yourself.

Be willing to do the hard work

If you are serious about doing work that is more meaningful to you, then you need to be serious about hard work. Many of the most sought-after positions in life are positions that allow you to have meaning in each and every day, which means there is a lot of competition for them. If you are willing to start at the bottom and work as hard as you can to achieve your goals, chances are you will get there in the end.

Look for meaning

Whatever your career is, there is was meaning to be found. If you work in a call center, you are helping people get their needs met, for example, or if you work as a trashman, you are helping people live clean and sanitary lives, Focus on the good you are doing now and your career will always be meaningful.

As you can see, finding work that is more meaningful to you is a process, but it is not as difficult as you might imagine and it can completely transform your life, so why not pursue what really matters to you?

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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