Dream jobIt may be common sense, but most people prefer to rush in the first job they find rather than take their time and choose the best option!

It is way better to take 1, 2 or 3 more months to think about what you want to do. At the end of the day, you will spend most of your time at the office. You will spend more time with your colleague than with your friends; you will spend more time seating at your desk than anywhere else… If you are not engaged in your work, there will be 1 main issue: you will not be happy!

If you are not happy, you will try to get out of the office as fast as you can, which means you will tend to do an average job. Average job means you will not get the highest reward. After a couple of years, you will need to change job, which is not a bad thing at all, but you will be in the same situation as when you started: you will not know what you want to do!

People often blame their company for not being engaged in their work: “they do not motivate me”. The truth is, external motivation may account for only 20% of your actual motivation, and the rest is you! Raphael Nadal does not wait for his parents or friends to get his motivation to win Roland Garros or Wimbledon!

To know if the job is made for you, think about and weigh: lifestyle, people, pay check, travelling requirement etc…

Here is an overview of what engagement is:

2014 01 06 Engagement