​We spend longer with our work colleagues than we do with our family and friends, so it goes without saying that it should really satisfy our needs. However, whether it be down to personal circumstance or job availability, this isn’t always the case.

We’ve all had to give ourselves an extra push out of bed to get ready for work. Despite thinking a better position or higher paygrade are the answer, these things also wear off after some time. The ‘grass always seems greener’ is probably spot on.

Ever wondered how to find the one (job) for you?

1. Research your aspirational companies

Aspirational companies are the players who you think are doing the best at what they do. Not only do you recognise their success, you really admire how they present themselves.

If you make a list of seven heaven companies that you think are amazing, and you bet the people that work there should be really proud, wouldn’t you like a piece of that?

Sometimes, a bit of blue-sky thinking is exactly what we need to aim for, so why not see what job vacancies they have. – Check our Case Studies

2. Value your values

Your core values are the principals that you hold dear to your heart, the entities that make you get out of bed in the morning because you believe in it.

When going for an interview, one of the first things you’re asked to do is to research their company ethos. Well, it’ time you outlined yours. This might not come easy so we’ve designed a Value Your Values guide that helps you make sure your employer or your next role are a good fit for the values that make you, you.

3. Let your passions shine

There’s a Japanese secret to a long happy life, and that’s ikigai. Ikigai (ick-ee-guy) is all about living a fulfilled life. Co-author of Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Happy and Long Life, Hector Garcia says, “your ikigai is at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing. ”


Make sure you don’t neglect the passions that you had when you were younger. At a time where we’re in an employee market and innovative jobs are literally a craze, there’s definitely the one for you out there – a role which lets you exercise what you love doing.

It’s easy to get caught up in a money-chasing career or sticking to what we’ve always done, but not when it compromises your passions, values and aspirations. If you remember these in your next job search, you’re on the right track!