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Are You In The Right Job? 5 Ways To Find Out For Sure

Posted by | July 19, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

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By Selipha Kihagi

Have you taken the time to think about your job and where you want to be in the next few years? Do you wonder if the job you have today is the right one for you?

Most people do not realise the reason they keep complaining about their work or are always too tired is because they are not in the jobs they are supposed to be.

So, How do you know if you are in the right job?

You know you are in the right job if you can relate to these 5 signs;

1.You have vibrant mornings and look forward to the day’s work
If you are among the few who have a multitude of energy every morning, even when you’ve been stuck in Jogoo Road traffic for almost an hour, then whatever job you are in must be right for you.

You do not feel pressured to go to the office and sometimes you even look forward to complete a task.

2.Your day passes by too fast
Do you find yourself saying that the day went by so fast? More often than not, this feeling comes when you were entangled in something you were really engrossed in but time does not allow you to complete.

If you enjoy what you are doing so much that you would like more working hours, you are where you should be.

3.Your Company’s goals have become your personal goals
When your goals blend in with those of the company, then know you are in the right job. This happens when what you want to achieve in a day, month or year is what your company is headed for or how your employer wants to handle a task is agreeable to you.

Know you are in the right job if your objectives and goals do not contradict those of your company or employer.

4.You are all about being positive
If your team is working late to a deadline but you are still calm and collected convincing your team members that all is fine or are keeping them from being consumed by pressure, then you clearly are in the right job.

It’s hard to keep a positive mind all the time when you are in the wrong job

5.You enjoy being of assistance to co-workers
Are you always helping out colleagues but not bothered by it? Do you love being of assistance around the office? If you do, then you clearly love your job and will go out of your way to see that things are done as they should, even if you’ll have to do them yourself.

The only way to a successful career is knowing what you want, identifying what works for you and doing something about it.