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Published On: Fri, May 25th, 2018

How to Get a Job with Satisfaction Guaranteed

How is it that some people seem to love their work, and others are less enthused about their employment? We spend so much time at work that it is important to earn money in a way that gives us real job satisfaction and makes us feel fulfilled.

When you identify that there are holes in your current role, and it doesn’t meet your expectations, it is time to acknowledge that you must act on these feelings and develop an exit strategy. Knowing what you don’t want to do is as valuable as knowing what you do.

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Keep your ear to the ground

If you dislike your current role, but like the organization, there may be opportunities to transfer to a new team or department. Network within your organization and put feelers out for any positions that are soon to be recruited for. Organizations prefer to hire internally to save recruitment and training costs.

When speaking to managers from different departments or teams, show restraint about your reasons for transferring – avoid criticizing management, colleagues or the organization – you need to demonstrate that you are professional and seeking a new challenge rather than just not liking your role or team.

Seek new opportunities

This is the prime time to seek new opportunities and direction – applying for new roles within different companies or retraining in a completely new field. Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and choose a career that will satisfy your needs and yet give you space to develop and grow too.

Education has never been so accessible, and there is no limit to the maximum age you can be to retrain. You will have many transferable skills and life experiences that will benefit your chosen career path. Seek advice from qualified professionals who can guide you as to which path to take. For example, you can train to be a counselor with course providers such as Chrysalis Hypnotherapy Courses, and still be able to work while you study. Education does not have to be at the cost of being able to fulfill current financial commitments.

Identifying the best role to pursue

Now that you have experienced a role that has not satisfied you, make sure that your new role or career ticks these boxes:

 

  • It Engages You

 

To be focused, positive and satisfied with your role you need to feel engaged with it. This means that you feel that your role enables you to flex your skills and use them to their full potential.

 

  • You are Appreciated

 

No matter what role you perform in an organization, being valued and appreciated makes you feel like you are a respected member of the team. In new organizations, look out for indicators that they value their staff – are there achievable bonuses? Do they promote a healthy work-life balance? Do they have flexible working policies? These are signs that a company values their staff.

 

  • You Receive Fair Compensation

 

You don’t give your time and serve the organization for free, you want to be paid fairly for the time you commit and the skills that you bring to the table. Don’t just accept a role to enable you to jump ship if they don’t better your current salary – use this as an opportunity to raise your salary expectation.

Being in a role that does not match your expectations can undermine your confidence and affect all aspects of your life. If you are feeling dissatisfied with your current position, evaluate what you like and dislike about it, what your strengths and weaknesses are and what positive courses of action you can take.

Author: Carol Trehearn

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