Attitudes around work and job satisfaction have dramatically changed in recent years, leaving many workers wondering if they’re in jobs that genuinely suit them personally and professionally. If your current position or industry has left you wondering if there’s anything bigger or better out there, it may be time to take an honest look at your level of job satisfaction. Here are some of the most important questions you should ask yourself when considering job satisfaction:
Am I inspired and motivated each day?
While not every day at work is going to be roses and butterflies, your job should generally not leave you feeling mentally drained and deflated all the time. If you lack inspiration and motivation in your day-to-day work routine, it’s safe to say your job satisfaction is probably not very high. Whether it’s the quality of people whom you work with, or the nature of your job responsibilities and duties, it’s important to recognize when you’re feeling the least fulfilled and consider what can be done to reverse these feelings. Sometimes shifting to a job in a different department of an organization can help. In other cases, you may simply need a new job with an entirely new employer.
Am I continually learning?
Learning should not stop once you have a job; in fact, you should always be evolving and expanding upon your knowledge and skills. If your professional development has been minimal, it may be a sign your job is no longer providing opportunities to achieve greater professional success. By exploring employers that are committed to their employees’ learning and development, you can transition to a position that allows you to keep investing in yourself.
Can I grow and reach my greatest potential?
If you feel your current job is stunting your growth or inhibiting you from reaching your greatest potential, it’s important to reassess what might be the cause. Discussing your concerns with a manager or other superior within the organization is typically the best first step to addressing this issue. For example, if your goal is to obtain a higher salary or greater job title, asking about the path to advancement within the organization is imperative. In the case that your employer communicates little to no trajectory for career growth, making the decision to seek employment elsewhere may be the best decision.
By asking yourself the questions above, you’ll have a chance to reflect on your current position and evaluate whether a shift to a new position is necessary. Either way, considering your options will ultimately lead you down a road that’s best suited for your future.
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Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experience creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.