Are You Ready To Love Your Job?
69 percent of job seekers would not take a job with a company that has a bad reputation--even if unemployed
The average time spent at work is 40 hours a week, so why not find a career that you love? When you are happy and love your job, you are much more productive, more generous, and healthier! In the United States, only a little over half of the entire population say they really love their job.
You may feel like you’re doing great in your position, you reach all of your work goals, your co-workers appreciate what you do, and your boss likes how efficient you are, but do you still feel like that’s not enough? Below are some questions to ask yourself to re-evaluate your current job…
- Can I receive a pay increase? When asking yourself this, make sure you are being reasonable. Do your research to see what the average is. Do you believe that you are worth more than the average pay? Make sure to provide examples as to why you are worth it.
- Is there an opportunity for growth? Higher-level positions often mean more responsibilities. If you ask this question, make sure you can handle the load!
- Will I be able to manage a group of people and not just myself? Managing yourself is easy because you know yourself best. Managing a diverse group of people can be difficult as everyone works best in their own way.
- Does this position give me a sense of pride? Are you able to go home and say I made a difference?
- Do I get excited when I think of work? If you sit in your car and beg for mother nature to sweep your workplace away each morning, it’s probably not where you need to be.
If you said no to all of these on the list above, you may need to ask yourself why you are still at your job. Your next step should be to try and find a career that fulfills your interests and desires. You may want to ask yourself some questions for your new career such as:
- Am I in search of specific benefits?
- Can I succeed in what the company expects from me?
- Can I grow within this new company?
- Why was I unhappy with my last job and how can I avoid that in my next career?
- What do I want to get out of this career?
- Do I see myself at this new career in 5 or 10 years from now?
While it may seem like starting a new career will be hard, just ask yourself, would I rather be stuck where I am now or would I rather work my dream job and be happy and much more productive? When you are looking for a change in your career, look before you leap! Do your research before you quit what you already have. You do not want to be stuck in another job where you are unsatisfied just because you didn’t take your time to find the perfect position for you.
These questions and guidelines can help you focus on what is most important to you in a job and get you thinking about how your future can be. Finding a new job can be scary, but if it’s your dream job it will all be worth it.