Find a Job you Love this Valentine’s Day

Date Published: 14-02-2018

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”

It’s quite a well-known quote and one we’ve all read on motivational posters a hundred times, but each time it still rings true.

We’re not going to lie, finding a job you love with a company you love can take time; in fact the average amount of times people change jobs in their lifetime is 12, which means 13 can be the lucky number!

Of course, the most arduous part of getting the job you love is the hard work involved in searching for it with UK job seekers sending off an average of 27 applications just to get one interview.

Big numbers and long processes seem scary but being in a job you love really is one of the most important things you can do for yourself considering most people spend at least 5 days a week working.

One of the keys to finding a job you love is to sit and write down what you want from a job. Of course, everyone’s priorities are slightly different but broadly speaking, we all really want similar things from our jobs.

In our recent Salary Survey which is due to be released in the coming weeks, our 2,740 respondents ranked An Interesting role as the most important factor in a job, surprisingly sneaking above Salary which most of us would automatically assume people value more. Competency of Manager, Recognition of Achievements and Career Progression all ranked highly too, with career progression being possibly the least surprising.

These are all great reasons to love your job, but there are many other benefits that you’ll see and feel when you’re in a job you love…

You’ll get energised – When you’re in a job you love, you’ll feel that you have more energy and you’ll jump out of bed in the morning excited to get into work

Everyday tasks don’t seem so menial – Whether it’s inside or outside of work, we all have menial tasks to do but when you’re doing something you enjoy even those everyday tasks don’t seem like as much of a chore anymore

You’ll be more motivated – Motivation is key in every aspect of life, and if you’re highly motivated at work it’ll help you go further. You’ll be more willing to pick up additional tasks and go the extra mile, which in turn will make you stand out to your management team.

You’ll be healthier – It’s no secret that happiness and health go hand in hand so if you’re happier at work, you’ll generally be healthier… although that still doesn’t mean you can skip the salad!

Life will be more enjoyable – It may seem like an over exaggeration but improving your work life will without a doubt improve every aspect of your life and make life more enjoyable. When you’re not worried or stressing about going to work on a Monday morning, your weekends and out of work life will feel so much easier to enjoy.

At Cooper Lomaz, our Recruitment Consultants are truly dedicated to finding you the permanent or contract job that you will fall in love with. Recruitment is somewhat like matchmaking so we want to pair you with the perfect company to work for because life is too short to be in a job you’re not totally in love with.

Looking to make the move and find a job to love? Either browse through our hundreds of jobs or email your CV to and we’ll put you in touch with one of our Recruitment Consultants.