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Finding A Balance Between Passion & Work

Posted by Siri on Feb 1, 2017 12:17:32 PM

eing a recent college graduate I took a couple months off after graduation to figure out what I wanted to do career wise.  This decision was probably the biggest one I would make. I spent the majority of those two months in contemplation on what would be best for Siri. I wanted to be happy but I also needed to make enough money to pay off my college loans and leave me with just enough to splurge a little. Finding my passion and my WHY and incorporating it into my job hunt was the best decision I could make. It helped me find a career path that was fit for me.


Finding a new job or career can be difficult especially when we become comfortable at a current position or become complacent in a job search. USFHP wants to help you stay on top of your game this year.

Since so much time is spent at work, traveling to and from work, work plays a huge role in our everyday lives. If you’re unsatisfied with what you do for the majority of your day it can take a serious toll on your physical and mental health. This can cause you to feel burned out, anxious, depressed, and unable to enjoy time at home--dreading the next work day.  

When choosing a new job or career path look for a position that is meaningful and rewarding. Find a career/job you love or are passionate about, if not that, then seek purpose and joy in a job that you aren’t too fond of. For example some not for profit jobs do not offer the best salaries but are rewarding because they fill your inner need to help people and provide you with a sense of purpose.

When you’re job hunting, you might think having one resume can do the trick to help you land a job. Think again. There are many cases in which having multiple versions of your resume can help you get your foot in the door. During your spare time, study job descriptions and any information you have on the position, so when applying to certain jobs you can tweak your resume to fit the organizations needs.

Job hunting has changed a lot in recent years. Thanks to mobile apps available across a variety of smart devices, you can search on the go, and apply to positions anytime, anywhere. 

10 Apps To Help With Your Job Search 

Lastly, when seeking employment or a new career, don’t be afraid to take a risk and explore something new or a field you always wanted to work in but never have the courage to explore. Taking a risk and exploring options was the best thing I’ve ever done, it’s allowed me to become exposed to an industry I’d never thought about working in. It also helped me grow as a person and learn to take calculated risk.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretsky

Finding a rewarding job that makes you happy is good for the soul.