How to find a job you love

When looking for a job you love, everyone follows the same advice:

  1. Use your network
  2. Apply on job boards
  3. Search on Yelp/Glassdoor for companies people love

This is a waste of your time.

You will find an okay job, but you won’t find a GREAT job.

There are three elements that make a job awesome:

  1. Location
  2. Manager/Team
  3. and then finally work itself.

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Why? Because the number one indicator of a great job is your manager.

Too many people focus on the job description or location when job hunting and completely ignore who they will be interacting with on a daily basis. Your happiness on any job will be mostly derived from the people you spend your time with.

A terrible job under a genius mentor is better than a dream job under a horrible boss.

Why? You can’t change a bad boss, but a good boss can change a bad job.

In fact, the best bosses will transition your role over time to fit your strengths and help you grow rapidly. Especially early in your career, be flexible with your job descriptions, locations, and even pay if it means working for amazing people.

So what should you do?

Find a mentor you can learn from 

Look for experts in the industry, CEOs of companies you admire, people you want to become in 5 years.

By starting with the PEOPLE first, you will quickly find a role that matches your dream job.

So quickly create a list of people you want to reach out to, find their email,  and list them out.

Name Website Email Status
Charlie H CharlieH.com Charlie@gmail.com Found email
Noah K NoahK.com Looking for email
Bruce W BruceW.com BruceBruce@gmail.com Found email

In the next section, we’ll come up with an action plan to help you connect with them.