In their twilight years, no one says “I wish I had worked more.” In the end, work is just a part of life, and rarely the most meaningful one. Family, relationships, causes close to your heart, and hobbies make up the essence of who you are. In order to be a happy and passionate person, you need time for these things. That’s why work/life balance is so important.
When looking for a job, it can be tempting to choose an opportunity that offers the highest number or maybe the most impressive title. However, the appeal of these aspects will fade over time, and the lasting impression of the role will be how it fits into and affects your life as a whole.
At AP Professionals, we look at the entire picture when working with candidates to find the best fit. Your job will be part of your life, not your entire life.
You need a role that fits into the landscape of your life, meeting your unique needs and preferences. A bachelor’s degree right out of college with no business experience will have different search criteria than a working mom who has been in the industry for 20 years. And that’s how it should be.
Working with a professional recruiter that will take the time to get to know you and your situation can pay dividends when it comes to finding the role that most enriches and accents your life and furthers your large-scale goals.
How do you maintain the right work/life balance? Have you taken the wrong role in the past that wasn’t beneficial for your life as a whole? Let me know in the comments below.
Ann has been a professional recruiter for over 20 years. She recruits for Administrative positions on a temp, temp-hire and direct hire basis in the Rochester area. She has been with AP since 2002, and now serves as the Placement Director.