Why Loving Where You Work Is Good for Your Well-Being

Finding a job can be difficult, but finding a job that you love is even harder. Although TV shows and movies make it seem normal to groan and hate the thought of coming into work, it shouldn’t be that way! For those seeking entry-level positions in financial services, it is crucial to be able to find a place that you can stick with and love at the same time.

Why is finding a job you enjoy so important? Check out these four reasons why loving your work is good for your well-being:

1. Positivity Fuels Productivity

Working for long stretches during the day, especially in entry-level positions, can be a drain. If you hate where you work, each task you are given will be even more draining than the last, causing a negative feedback loop that hinders productivity and makes you less successful at your job. However, if you love where you work, you are energized by what you do. This will in turn fuel passion for your work and your productivity. If you love talking with people and getting to know them, for example, a position in a call center as a financial service representative would not only align with a job in the finance industry, but also fuel your productivity because it would feel less like work. By practicing positivity and choosing a job that reinforces this, you can be successful and energized in all areas of your life as well.  

2. You’re More Confident

Half of succeeding at a new job is being confident in your work and your abilities, and you can’t do that at a job that you hate. Jobs that demoralize you tend to drag on your performance. On the contrary, you tend to be more confident in a job at which you excel, and finding one you love that showcases those abilities will only elevate that confidence higher. If you are interested in roles in the financial services industry, for example, credit unions are a great place to show off your skills. Often, companies that win prizes for being a best place to work get there because they believe in their employees. Finding a job that builds you up is the best way to not only be more confident in your abilities, but also to trust yourself.

3. You Can Make a Real Impact

Loving where you work is especially important when it comes to making a lasting impact in your career. If you don’t like your job, you are less motivated to try new things and be creative in your role. One of the biggest drivers of jobseekers is to be able to make a real, lasting impact in the world and change it for the better. By making a difference in your community, you not only increase your happiness, but the happiness of others, as well. A great way to do this is to seek out jobs that deal with people on a more personal level. For example, working as a personal banker or in a contact center would put you in the direct path of people and give you the opportunity to change their lives for the better.

4. You Feel Like You Belong

According to a study by the Harvard Business School, a majority of jobseekers are looking for mastery, membership, and meaning. This means those seeking dream jobs don't want to be just another employee; they want to feel like they truly belong. According to Leslie Norris, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Development at South Carolina Federal Credit Union, employees can only succeed when given the tools they need to become the best version of themselves. “Employees are truly vital to the organization's success,” Norris says. “We understand that employees are only able to perform their best when they feel their best – physically, financially, and emotionally. When our employees succeed, so does the organization.”

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is now hiring in Charleston and Columbia! To learn more about their culture, benefits, and job opportunities, call 843-569-4462, email careers@scfederal.org or visit their website at scfederal.jobs.