Ever wondered if you’re on the right career path? How can you tell if your job makes the most of your talents?
Consulting with a recruiter is a great way to figure it out.
Ask yourself these simple questions, it will help you to choose the right job for you.
1. Are there opportunities to learn new skills?
What are the three most important things to you in a new job? What separates one job from another for you?
Most people want jobs that provide them with opportunities to learn new skills. Learning is an important component of
job satisfaction for most people.
No matter what job or industry you’re in, you should always be learning. Whether it’s a brand-new skill or strengthening an old one, learning is a sign that there’s still more to gain in your role. Once you lose your desire to grow, that’s a sign that you might need to make a change.
2. What communication style do I prefer?
Jobseekers also prefer jobs where there is an opportunity for open communication with their managers.
Consistent communication — whether it occurs in person, over the phone or electronically — is connected to higher engagement.
For example, employees whose managers hold regular meetings with them are almost three times as likely to be
engaged as employees whose managers do not hold regular meetings with them.
3. Am I passionate about the job?
Employees are happiest in jobs that provide them with feelings of accomplishment.
You want the sense that you did something useful, that you did something you knew
was going to impact or help someone else. If you go to sleep thinking about that, then it likely means you’re going to wake up excited for what you’re going to accomplish next.
The most fortunate employees have careers they’re passionate about.
4. How do I want to feel at work?
Even if you don’t know what you want to do, knowing how you want to feel at work is almost as important. Recruiters can work with those intangibles to see what opportunities are the best fit for you.