How To | Human Resources

How To Make Your Work A Calling, Not Just A Job: 3 Tips

If you find yourself doing something you’re passionate about and helping others through your work, your job is a calling.

Janice Eastman
4 min readJul 4, 2022
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Whether you’re working in a fast-paced office. Or helping people in another country. Your job has the potential to make a difference in someone’s life.

When you’re young, you might think a job is just something your parents make you do after school. All you want to do is play and explore!

You can still have fun at work as an adult. But it’s not all about play anymore.

You’ll have the opportunity to travel, make new friends, and even help those in need. And you might build something unique that will last for years after leaving your job.

You can do three things to make your work a calling:

1 — Find a job that matches your skills and interests

If you’re interested in a particular subject, try to find a job in that field.

For example, if you like math, you could become an accountant or banker. If you’re good at English, you could become a writer or editor.

There are many different jobs out there. So don’t be afraid to explore until you find the perfect match for you.

You might not like your job when you first start out. That’s okay! Your career is about your own development and growth as a person.

You won’t be disappointed if you love where you’re going. No matter how you get there. It will feel like you earned and deserve what you got.

In the end, that’s the defining characteristic of a successful career. It’s not about what you’re doing, but that you’re doing something you love.

That will make your work a calling, not just a job.

2 — Do something you’re passionate about

It doesn’t feel like work when you love what you do.

You’ll be more motivated…



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.