No matter what it is that you do for a living, you got there somehow. Maybe it isn't always what you dreamed of doing, but it puts food on the table, right? Sometimes money isn't everything though. How can you tell if your current job is a good fit for you?

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The jobs website posted a list of five signs your current job is a good fit for you.  You might find that your job is perfect for you...however, there are some out there who will notice that maybe their job isn't right for them. Either way, these signs might help you reflect on your career.

Let's say that your job isn't a good fit for you. It's never too late to chase your dreams. Never. Do what is best for you, and be proud of what you do. When contemplating what I wanted to do for a living, I knew what I was good at but didn't feel it was realistic. The best piece of advice that I was given while "complaining" about what I wanted to do was this: "You can't change anything by sitting on your couch complaining about it. Get up and go after it."  That piece of advice has stuck with me in every aspect of life from jobs to life in general. Maybe it will ring a bell with you too.

Anyway...back to the signs that your job is a good fit for you. If all five of these signs apply to you, you're in a good place. That's not the case for some folks...if you're in that boat, refer to the paragraph above!


Here are the five signs your current job is a good fit for you according to :

1.  You don't dread going into work every day.  Some people do, especially on Sunday nights when they've got the whole week in front of them.

2.  There are clear opportunities for growth, a.k.a. promotions.  Some companies don't have that.  Especially smaller ones where there's not a lot of turnover as far as management positions go.

3.  You have a healthy work-life balance.  Meaning you mostly enjoy your job . . . you aren't constantly stressed out . . . and you have free time outside of work.

4.  You like the people you work with.  It's normal to have a few you don't click with.  But in general, you should get along with your co-workers and not hate being around them.  The most important one is your boss.

5.  You're learning and adding new skills.  Studies have shown it's one of the most important long-term things to think about.  So if you just do the same thing every day and aren't adding any job skills, it might be time to look for something more challenging.




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