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......How To Avoid Job Seekers Hell

By Lara Livingstone Published about a year ago 3 min read

If by some force of nature beyond your control, you’ve ended up in a job you hate, simply for the pay cheque in these uncertain times, then don’t feel you’ve condemned yourself to job seekers hell.

You can make and achieve a successful escape bid. By being both mindful and thoughtful, before you kick off your search properly, your can forge and framework your values and goals:]:


Start by asking yourself what you want to achieve in your career and what your non-negotiable values are.

1) Are you a real time workaholic, or have you been forced to be one to keep up with the demands of your job?

2) Do you value a work-life balance, job security, or a flexible work schedule? Identifying value monitors like these, will help you choose a career path that aligns with your goals and personal values.

Consider bending the skillset you have - by that I mean don’t look at it head on, focus on what is transferable and capable of being repackaged as an asset within another work opportunity.

For example, if you value creativity and autonomy, you may want to consider a career in graphic design or web development, rather than a job in finance or accounting, unless of course, it’s within your chosen field of expertise.

It's essential to take the time to reflect on your values and goals to ensure that you are pursuing a career that you will find fulfilling in the long term.


Now you’ve defined your goals;, it's time to research job opportunities that align with them. Look for jobs that offer the type of work you enjoy doing, a supportive work environment, and opportunities for growth and development. Don't limit your search to your current industry, organic network or job title; dive into new industries and roles you might be interested in.

Use online job boards, professional networking sites like LinkedIn, and reach out to people in your network to learn more about potential job opportunities. This will help you identify jobs that you may not have considered before, and that may offer a better fit for your values and goals.


You shouldn’t ignore the importance of company culture when you are job hunting, finding out later, it is the ‘wrong fit, can significantly impact your job satisfaction and overall well-being.

You should be on the look out for a company that values its employees and embraces a positive work culture. Think back to when you initially accepted the role at your present job.

What excited you are their values that made you want to work with them?You want to work in with a group of people who embrace you as you are - your quirky habits, fashion sense etc.

You can easily get the heads up on a potential employers company's culture by reading reviews on sites like Glassdoor or by asking questions during the interview process. Find out what the company's values are and how they align with your own. Consider the company's work-life balance policies, employee benefits, and opportunities for professional growth and development.


Negotiate your salary: If you've found a job that aligns with your values, goals, and company culture, but the salary isn't quite where you want it to be, consider negotiating. Don't be afraid to ask for what you're worth, especially if you have the skills and experience the company is looking for and feel sure they can afford you.

Do your research to determine the average salary for your position and experience level in your industry. Be prepared to make a case for what you bring to the company and the team , that justifies a salary hike.

You can negotiate other aspects of the job offer as well, such as a signing bonus, flexible work schedule, or additional vacation time.


Lastly, it's important not to compromise on your values for a paycheck. If a job requires you to compromise your beliefs or values, it's not worth it. You'll quickly become unhappy and may find yourself searching for a new job sooner than you think. Stay true to yourself and your values, and you'll find a job that aligns with them.


Remember that job satisfaction is essential for your mental health and physical well-being. Pursue a career that aligns with your values and goals, research job opportunities, consider company culture, negotiate your salary, and don't compromise on your values. By following these tips, you'll be on your way to a fulfilling career.

Happy job hunting,

Love Lara xo

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About the Creator

Lara Livingstone

Time waits for no one and no one understands that better than me, as a digital creator and blogger. If you want to maximize your time, & keep up to date with all the latest travel/life news - check out my articles, products, and reviews

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