10 Ways Your Job Should Work for You
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us start out wondering if we measure up when we think about a job, but what happens when we flip the page and ask if the job measures up to us?
Most of us go through several jobs before we find one that really fits. Here are some thoughts from Forbes on questions you might ask yourself to determine whether your job deserves you.
Are your creative powers being used? - Do you often feel as if you are bringing your most innovative spirit to your job, above and beyond the daily efforts? Are you pleased with your work, and not just going through the motions? Do you come away from meetings and project discussions with a sense of accomplishment?
Is your mind being used? - Do you find yourself having to think a little, or a lot, when you deal with co-workers or clients? Are there interesting people around you that add to your day?
Are your efforts noticed by those around you? - Do you get comments and input on your work, and often get involved in discussions with the people you work for? Do you feel like you know where you stand?
Do you get a boost from your job? - Do you feel like you are a part of something worthwhile, and you are doing your part to make it all happen?
Is there time left over for life? - They may love your work, but do they also understand you need weekends and most evenings to enjoy the rest of your life? Every job calls for special project pushes, but not a steady overload that just never lets up.
Can you clearly see a future in the job? - Can you see good reasons to stay there and grow with the organization? Are there lots of possibilities for growth in the company?
Are you pleased with the company? - Are you proud to be part of the company and their products?
Are there opportunities to learn? - Are you acquiring new skills or more in-depth information on a regular basis?
Are you eager to go to work in the morning? - You don't have to be jumping up and down, but it is probably the right job if you like going in to your job every morning?
Do you feel your job is balanced? - Are there enough new challenges mixed in with the regular stuff to keep you on your toes?
No job provides everything that we want, but these questions might give you a better idea of how the job fits you.
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