If you choose a job you love, you will never work a day in your life
Do you love your job?
With all the doom and gloom about the unemployment rate and everyone around you is talking about how there is no work out there and people have been battling for ages (sometimes years) to find a job, let’s brighten up the gloom and look at the other side of the coin.
If you choose a job you love, you will never work a day in your life- Confucious
There are many people who are employed and who, in fact, love their job. Whether it be because of the challenge of the job, the people you work with or even just the coffee, we should celebrate those that do indeed love their job and hopefully inspire others to aim for the same goal.
While doing research I came across a few companies that have been rated as top companies to work for in South Africa. Here are some of them:
Cell C : Our people are our greatest asset – we say it often and with good reason. It is only with the determination and dedication of our people that we can serve our clients, generate long-term value for our shareholders and contribute to the greater community we serve.
Coca-Cola South Africa: A career at The Coca-Cola Company is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s more than working for the global beverage leader; it’s an opportunity to be a part of something that impacts the world. From our product portfolio to the planet itself, we offer you not only the chance to build a successful career; we offer you an opportunity to make a difference in the world.
Group Five Construction (Pty) Ltd: The group continuously strives to create a culture that allows people to thrive and grow. We therefore look for people who share our values: People, Excellence, Transformation, Customer Focus, Integrity, Innovation and Performance.
Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd : The Nestlé world is a world of opportunity, where you can enhance the quality of life, for yourself, for your career and for the world.
MTN South Africa : At MTN, we want you to walk with us on a journey to remaining the leading telecommunications provider in emerging markets. We don’t want you to just work for our company; we want you to make this journey a part of your life too.
SAS Institute (Pty) Ltd : We believe in stimulating work, an empowering management philosophy where you are encouraged to take risks and an inspiring work place where creativity thrives.
JSE Ltd : The JSE recognises that its success and strength depend on the quality of its employees. We are committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning and high standards of performance. Our Employee Wellness Programme is designed to encourage work-life balance for employees. We naturally seek to empower staff and encourage diversity and opportunities for all.
South African National Roads Agency Ltd : SANRAL offers internal and external bursaries to assist aspiring engineers and technical staff to enter the field of road construction. We also encourage skills development in related fields: community and economic development, project management, marketing and communication and general administration.
Vodacom Group Ltd : Welcome to Vodacom. An organisation made of highly spirited achievers whose talents contribute to a culture of innovation, passion and possibility. Whatever your aspirations, interests and skills, you can connect to like-minded people who believe that a career is not just a means to an end, but a gateway to self-fulfilment.
Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd : At Unilever we offer you more ways to take advantage of development opportunities, more room to succeed and grow, attractive reward and benefits packages and numerous directions in which to pursue a career, made by you.
Clicks Group Limited : Our Company’s talent strategy is to employ customer obsessed people with a confident, ‘can do’ attitude, who are proud and professional. This strategy is underpinned by our employees and our Company values.
Kimberly-Clark of South Africa : At Kimberly-Clark, there are job opportunities for people with a passion for innovation, an aptitude for creativity and a desire to make a difference.
Tata Consultancy Services : Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a recent graduate, you’ll find an environment that allows you to explore and map out a dynamic career path tailored to your personal goals, and a supportive community of colleagues working together toward real opportunities to positively impact our company, our clients, and their own careers.
SAP Africa : No one should have to choose between working and living life to the fullest. At SAP, you’ll find job flexibility – from adjustable work hours to telecommuting – as well as career coaching, so you can love your life and your work.
Microsoft : What do Microsoft employees have in common? The answer is passion—for life, for creating quality products, for the people who count on us to help them realize their potential. We are driven to make an impact—at work, in our communities, on the world. We’re here because Microsoft helps us do that—by recognizing the unique value of our diversity, supporting our career development, and rewarding us for great work.
Old Mutual : At Old Mutual we value teamwork and are committed to the principles of integrity, transparency and performance excellence.
EY South Africa : We’re committed to giving you the right experiences, learning and coaching to help you become an effective professional. You’ll be encouraged to take ownership of your career goals and make the most of what’s on offer. And of course you will be rewarded and recognized for your performance.
Accenture SA : At Accenture, we leverage the latest technology and workplace tools to transform how and where work happens—supporting the highly collaborative nature of our work and the personal needs of our people.
I am not saying that to love your job you need to work for one of these companies, but obviously they are doing something right to have received votes for this title. I am also not saying you need to work for a large corporation in order to be happy, different strokes for different folks so find what makes YOU happy so that you too can say I love my job!
For those that already can say “I love my job” why don’t you tell us why YOU love your job and let’s see if we can motivate those that cannot say the same. You can leave a comment below this blog or tweet us at @jobmail and use the hashtag #ILoveMyJob.
For those that can’t, if you dread getting up in the morning and would rather jump in front of a bus than go to that meeting, maybe it’s time to make a change so that you too can love your job. Find a new job on Job Mail by searching for vacancies available and by registering your CV on South Africa’s number one job portal.