Career Testing
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CAREER DEVELOPMENT / JUL. 09, 2016
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5 Signs You're Definitely in the Right Job

Do you ever wonder if the job you are in is the right one for you? Well, there are some signs that can answer that. These 5 signs should help you out!

Many times in your career, you will catch yourself questioning the decisions you have made. You start wondering if you have made the right career choice, said the right things in the job interview, or even studied the right subject. Luckily, when it comes to questioning your overall job satisfaction, there are some signs that can tell you if you are in the right job at the moment. Let’s take a look.

See Also: How to Choose the Right Job

1. You Enjoy Autonomy

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A job that allows you to work with a sense of freedom and autonomy is hard to find nowadays. So, if you are being given these things in the workplace, you are one of the lucky ones. Being able to make your own decisions at work, work independently and lead means that you are being given the chance to express yourself. When such a work environment is encouraged, it can only improve your career.

2. You Are Growing Professionally

Let’s face it. Nobody likes working in a job that offers little or no opportunities for development. This leads to stagnation, and no good can come out of it career wise. But, if you are in a job that challenges you and forces you to question your goals, then you know you are in the right place. When your boss values you enough to give you the tools you need to succeed, this is definitely a job you need to keep.

3. Your Contribution is Meaningful

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You know you are in the right job when you feel that you are contributing, and you aren’t there just to fill an empty position. Getting paid and doing nothing isn’t your thing, and with this job you have everything you could ask for. Your boss and colleagues recognize your contribution, and you feel that you can communicate with them properly. Also, you know exactly what you should be doing, and you are proud of it.

4. You Don’t Hate Mondays

If it’s Sunday and you are feeling depressed because the next day is Monday because you have to go to work, it is never a good sign. People who love their jobs don’t dread Mondays; in fact, it is the exact opposite – they can’t wait for the start of the week. For these people Monday is the best weekday since it gives them a chance to start over, to work on something fresh, to put new goals and achieve more in their jobs. If you are feeling the same way, then you are definitely in the right job.

5. You Feel Motivated to Work

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Long gone are the days when you felt like snoozing your alarm just to enjoy a few more minutes in bed. Since you have landed this job, you wake up early; you are eager and motivated to do great work. You listen to the birds singing outside and you can’t help but smile. The best thing is that you no longer think of having to spend an hour in the train travelling to work a real problem. You love what you do, and you don’t mind the distance.

See Also: How to Know if a Commission-Based Job is Right for Your Career

Being in the right job means that the work that you do is perfectly aligned with your interests, personality, and professional needs. If you are getting any of these five signs, then you are the perfect fit for the role that you have.

Do you think you are in the right job? Let me know in the comments section below…

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