Signs you’re in the Wrong Job
If you’re in the wrong job then it might be the right time to change your career. This might not seem to be the most practical step to take but you will understand this after you quit your current job. A job that’s fully done with passion will give you great satisfaction compared to that done for position, fame or money. Any obstacles and difficulties will seem insignificant when you follow your heart’s desire. Expect anything done with passion to bear fruit. It will bring peace and joy in your life since you’ll always be happy with your career.
So, maybe you’re presently in the wrong job. What are some warning signs?
Your talents are not valued
The knowledge, quirks and skills that make you employable are not acknowledged at all or under-valued. If you’re not able to put your mark on anything significant due to cultural limitations, policies or procedures in the workplace, you are probably wasting your time and talents, as the opportunity for development is poor and your satisfaction will be minimal.
Your employer is constantly nagging
By the time you get hired, you should have lots of personal skills and traits that got you your job in the first place. If your boss is always nagging, constantly asking where, when, who, how and why, and simply never entrusts you to do your job, you’re probably in an environment that operates on distrust and fear, which isn’t right for you. As adults we need to be trusted to be knowledgeable, honest and capable of completed assigned tasks on our own. Micromanagement technique doesn’t work for most independent thinkers, so you just have to be true to yourself if your boss is constantly keeping tabs on you.
If you’ve not had any opportunity to grow in the form of attending conferences, external meetings, training, increased responsibilities, a change in your employment position or a salary increase in more than 2 years, you need to ask yourself “What’s in it for yourself?” Once you’ve proven your capabilities and worth but nothing in your job changes for the better, you’re undoubtedly in a stagnant job that may begin to fester soon.
Employment should be a two-way street and often people are chasing the papers and compromise their abilities, intelligence and personal goals and aspirations for quick money. If your job isn’t rewarding, that’s a sure sign you’re not in the right job and wasting your time and talents. While still in your current unsatisfactory job, start finding alternatives.
You might be surprised to discover that your skills could lead to something better, and in tune with your personality. Alternatively, you can instead speak to your manager about your professional needs.