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Getting The Most From Your Career

From Professional-Resumes.com




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Working is about more than groaning at the alarm clock each morning and dragging yourself unenthusiastically to your place of work. In truth we spend such a large percentage of our lives at work we must give serious consideration to the factors that contribute to our job satisfaction.


Take a look at the following list and answer the questions honestly:

  1. What stimulation do you get from your job?
  2. Does it add structure to your life?
  3. How do you value the social contact with your peers?
  4. Does your level of responsibility challenge you?
  5. Do you value the status of your current position or are you ambitious for more?
  6. What is important to you in terms of monetary benefits? i.e.. Car, travel etc?
  7. Do you enjoy leaving your home to work in a business environment or would you enjoy a home-based position?
  8. Do you fear the stigma of being unemployed?
  9. Do you enjoy the social activities that are associated with your job?
  10. Do you feel secure within your role, competent and confident?
  11. Can you acknowledge a sense of belonging and of being appreciated?
  12. What is most important to you in terms of personal and professional happiness?
  13. What are your career aspirations for the future?

Even the most financially motivated individual faces the realisation that work is about more than a paycheck. There is a sense of fulfilment and stimulation that needs to be part of the working day in order to feel any contentment after a ten or twelve hour grind.


Answer the above questions honestly to gauge where you are in your working life and from there you can develop a strategy for moving forward. This may be a change of career, promotion, further education etc. Whatever your decision you must take time to think it out and ensure that you are realistic in your expectations and their timeline.



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