Do you always feel like you’re applying for a job that just isn’t right for you? Do the hours and the salary never quite match up? Does your dream job feel like it’s always just out of reach? If you don’t think you’ve found your perfect job yet, you’re not alone.
People often look for signs that they’ve found their perfect career. It’s a great feeling, but it can be hard to tell if you’ve found it. To help you tell if you’ve found the right career for you, here are ten signs that you’ve found your perfect career.
You work not because of money
If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, you’ve probably learned a few things about the workplace that may not seem obvious at first. Take, for instance, the fact that people don’t usually work for money. In fact, the decision to do work is often based on personal preferences.
You are inspired to work harder
Life is often tough for those who are “at the bottom of the food chain” in terms of pay and working conditions. At the same time, there are many possibilities for those who are willing to work hard. The positive side of things is that being among the best in your field or profession can lead to a great number of benefits, such as a sense of accomplishment, better health, and a higher sense of purpose.
You never care about other people opinion
It’s human nature to care about how others view us. Of course, you care about what you’re doing and how it affects you. But as time goes on, you can get so focused on what you’re doing that you forget to care about others. In fact, when you do care about others, they notice. They see you in a new light. They start to see you as an individual—that is, someone who has his own opinions and wants to act on them.
You find your work as rewarding
There are many things that people look for in a job, from the money to the satisfaction of doing something meaningful. Perhaps the most important is ensuring you’re doing something you find rewarding. Why else would you put in time and effort to doing a job that you don’t particularly like?
You don’t fear Sunday evenings
Sundays are a day to relax, so how about we take on the biggest challenge of the week: finding the perfect job! No matter what you’re doing on a Sunday night, dread always seems to creep in at some point. It’s never easy when you’re searching for the best job possible—especially when there are so many options out there.
You are not in survival mode
If you’re not in survival mode, you may be in something better. For most of us, settling down and being productive is the goal, not just surviving. We can’t all be astronauts or musicians or teachers or entrepreneurs. But we can all be satisfied and fulfilled.
You can’t stop sharing about your job
Life is busy and kind of crowded out there. And it’s not just because of our busy lifestyles and our endless to-do lists. We constantly tell people about our jobs. You might think this is just a way of expanding our social circle and showing off our achievements, but there’s something else going on that you may not have realized.
You love weekdays more than the weekends.
For most of us, we’d all be perfectly happy if our work life was a “straight 9-to-5.” But, when you’re reading this, it’s a sure sign you’ve found your dream job: you’re so excited you can barely sleep at night. Maybe it’s the free food or that you’re getting paid to play with toys (or work with toys if you’re in IT). But you know what? You’d be perfectly happy to work on a boat, as long as it had a decent salary.
You infrequently check the time
The clock is ticking, and there’s still so much to do and see. In the time you spend looking at the clock, how much would you have accomplished? If you’ve found the perfect career, you may spend a lot of time looking at your phone. Our body wakes up in the morning and is ready for work. The clock is no longer relevant.
You enjoy spending time with your co-workers
What is your ideal work environment? (Aside from the typical 9-5.) You know, the office where you can sit in a comfy chair and work on your computer while drinking your favorite beverage and eating your favorite snack. You get to meet new people in a safe and professional environment, and you enjoy working with the people that you work with. You can take a lunch break and visit a nearby coffee shop without having to worry about getting work done. You can occasionally have a nice, delicious cup of coffee with a friend without getting weird looks.