Do You Love Your Job?
Do you love your job? If your answer isn’t what you’d like it to be, then there is no reason for things to remain the same.
Job satisfaction has become increasingly important for people in all kinds of jobs. Until some years ago, specific reasons such as salary and job security were enough for jobseekers to take up the jobs that they did. The timings may not have been to their liking, or the work may not have been something that enjoyed or were very competent at. But there wasn’t much to choose from, and so, one stuck around in the job without even giving the idea of “job satisfaction” a thought.
However, with the millennials entering the workforce, the definition of job satisfaction has expanded broadly. Factors such as the scope for career growth, the work culture and the nature of the work have gained more importance. Jobseekers are no longer ready to settle for what won’t make them happy, and for good reason.
According to a study conducted by MyPlan.com
Along with salary, skills and preferences are the two key factors that ensure job satisfaction. If you have the skill sets that match the requirements of the job, then not only will you love what you do (because you’ll be good at it!), but you will add great value to the company. Contributing to the growth of the company leads you to better career opportunities and promises an enhanced level of job satisfaction.
Secondly, preferences play an important role in giving you the job satisfaction that you deserve. Some of your preferences while looking for a satisfying job could be the following:
Location of your workplace
It’s nice to have your workplace close to where you live, or at least located in an easily accessible part of town. You don’t want to spend hours commuting to work and then back home.
Rigid work timings aren’t for everyone. If flexible timings suit you better, or if you prefer night shifts, then make sure to specify those preferences.
You shouldn’t settle for less than what you deserve. Of course, that does not mean that you should have unreasonable salary expectations.
Some people work well in a high-stress and rewarding work environment, while some strictly prefer a more relaxed and easy-going environment.
Nature of the work
It is important to be satisfied with what your role in the company will be. You must make sure that it calls for your skill sets and competencies. Moreover, you must find your role challenging and rewarding.
Whatever your preferences may be, you should be entitled to choose a job that you find satisfying. We, at MeraJob, work to give you more satisfying jobs and better lives. And we love doing what we do!
Here are some ways to find a better, more satisfying job:
Do what you’re good at :
The secret to a happy and satisfying job is being good at what you do. Keep your core skill sets in mind and choose a job that needs your expertise.
Don’t take up an easy job :
Find something that challenges you. An easy job will feel good at first, but will soon become boring and won’t give you the chance to grow.
Find a sense of purpose :
At the end of the day, think about the people you are helping and the goals that you are achieving by doing your job. A sense of purpose goes a long way in keeping you happy with your job.
Don’t give salary too much importance :
Money is important, but it isn’t everything. It’s important to be paid well, but don’t become greedy. There are many more important aspects of a good job.
Ask for feedback :
Your boss and/or your colleagues will be happy to give you feedback on your work from time to time. Getting feedback from others keeps you motivated and challenges you to better yourself.
Create your SmartProfile™ :
MeraJob’s SmartProfile™ highlights your skills and preferences so that you find the best job there is for you. Call us on 09266615555 (Timings: 9:30AM to 7:30PM daily) and create one (free of cost) today!
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