3 Reasons Why Your Dream Job Is In The New ‘For-Benefit’ Sector
Mike used to think it was all about money. Working hard. Moving up the ladder. Related: 3 Modern Job Seeking Strategies You Need To Know But after years of effort and achieving a 6-figure income - he was miserable. And at first, he couldn’t understand why. He had a beautiful home. A new car. Everything he thought would make him happy. Then, he finally pieced it together. He discovered how to earn the income he desired and enjoy his life. And that’s what you’ll find in…
The New ‘For-Benefit’ SectorMy blog post "The Ultimate Guide To Discovering Your For-Benefit ‘Dream Job’" goes into more detail on what makes this new sector so special. And it shares a couple examples of inspiring ‘For-Benefit’ companies. For the purposes of this article though, let’s keep it simple. Traditional companies have one job. Make a profit. For-Benefit companies have two jobs: Make a profit. And make a difference in the world.
3 Reasons Why Your Dream Job Is In The New ‘For-Benefit’ SectorNow that we’re clear on that, let’s get into the three reasons why your dream job is in the new 'for-benefit' sector.
1. The PerksFor-Benefit companies believe in empowering and engaging their employees. And why wouldn’t they? Happy employees are more productive. More productivity = more profit and more impact. Some of the more famous benefits include annual team retreats to paradise islands. Another example is having fun in the office with laser tag battles. Then there’s flexible hours, and the ability to work from anywhere in the world as well. The perks vary from company to company, but one thing is certain. You won’t find many of these benefits at traditional organizations.
2. The ImpactIn addition to contributing your time and effort to the inspiring missions For-Benefit companies have, there are also unique opportunities to go above and beyond. Like Patagonia, who has an environmental internship program where:
Employees from all parts of the company are allowed up to two months away from their regular roles to work for the environmental group of their choice while continuing to earn their paycheck and benefits. This year, 29 individuals, nine stores and two departments (approximately 136 people) took advantage of this program—totaling 7,162 volunteer hours for 36 organizations. - Source: Patagonia.comThat’s a serious commitment to environmental and social responsibility, and an awesome reason to get your dream job with a For-Benefit company like Patagonia.