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Are you on the right career path? Find out. If you're miserable day in and day out, it might not be your boss. It might be that you're on the wrong path.

Are you on the right career path? Find out. If you're miserable day in and day out, it might not be your boss. It might be that you're on the wrong path.

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Are you on the right career path?

  1. 1. Do you love your job? Are you on the right career path? Here’s how you can tell…
  2. 2. Yes, it’s possible to be happy in your job! Which feels most like you? —If the job is aligned with your strengths. I’m in a career that emphasizes and builds my strengths. I’m in a field that neglects my strengths and drains my energy.
  3. 3. When your job requires something you’re notvery good at, the work drains you. You start the morning grumpy, and youend the day worriedand exhausted. When you use your strengths, you feel confident andeffective. Even if buried in work for hours, youwalk away energizedand enthusiastic.
  4. 4. Ask yourself these questions to see if you’re in the right field and the right role…
  5. 5. 1.What was I doing the last time I felt really effective?
  6. 6. 2.At work, what do I most look forward to doing?
  7. 7. 3.On any given day in my current job, do I get to do what I most liketo do?
  8. 8. 4.If I have a spare hour between appointments, how do I spend it?
  9. 9. 5.Thinking about the last time I was working hard and just lost track of time, what was I doing?
  10. 10. Now make a list of the happiest and proudest moments in your professional life… at least six andas many as ten.
  11. 11. Look for patterns on that list… Were you making presentations? Analyzing problems? Devising solutions? Fixing a spreadsheet? Doing good works? Connecting with others?
  12. 12. Now list your strengths— what makes you effective, what makes you forgetyou’re even working. Can you do more of thatin your current job? Or do you need a different job in order to be happy and productive?

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