How Do You Know If You Are In The Right Career?
Millennials, where do we begin? For one, they’re highly educated, the most technologically savvy generation yet and they’re not afraid to show off their confidence as they make their way up the career ladder. Thanks to the rise of digital platforms and social media, this generation are more connected than ever before, which means there’s no stopping them as they set their sights on the workplace.
Yet with all this technology and confidence, a study by the American Psychological Association's annual Stress in America survey shows that millennials are the most stressed generation yet!
So the real question is what is causing the high levels of stress?
If we break down the average person’s day-to-day life, work will take up the majority of people’s week. So it makes sense to review the effect the wrong career path may have on your well being! Plus, with the retirement age being pushed back due to life-expectancy improving (hurray!) It’s more important than ever to make sure you’re not stuck in a dead end job.
How to know you’re in the Wrong Career:
1. You’re bored
When looking for a job you need to consider the most important factor – your overall happiness! We’re not saying you need to jump out of bed with excitement every time you get up for work, but if you feel like you’d rather watch paint dry than do your shift, then you’re probably not in the right job!
Have you ever got two hours into your shift and felt like the only thing to wake you up is ten cups of coffee? Then you may want to start editing your CV. If you don’t enjoy your job and the progression, environment and pay isn’t a motivating factor, then there’s a good chance this isn’t your dream job.
2. The green eyed monster
If you get a twang of envy whenever you talk to one of your friends who loves their job, then start looking for roles you’re passionate about! Try writing down everything you enjoy about your job and everything you wouldn’t miss, if the pros outweigh the cons then you’re probably in the right career but the working environment might not be your cup of tea. If this is the case you don’t need to consider a new career path, maybe just a new job.
3. You’re Sticking Around for Perks or Security
Bills, we all pay them but if you’re only working to be able to afford them then reevaluate your career! You need to ask yourself whether perks or security are enough to keep you in your current career path or whether you need a change. The Financial Diet’s “10 Important Signs You’re On The Wrong Career Path” lists all of the signs that you’re in the wrong career.
If it’s your family you’re working for, then have a talk with them. Remember your family is there to support you, and they don’t want to see you unhappy! If you need help planning your finances or who will budget during your dream job seeking break, then try taking a trip to a family law solicitors.
Hopefully we’ve given you some inspiration forget about the daily grind and to reach your career goals!
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