Republished with permission from Musely an Evio Community Partner
Wondering how to find the *perfect job*? You might have already found it. Here are seven signs that will confirm your suspicious that you may have found the perfect job for you.
1. YOU LOOK FORWARD TO MONDAY MORNINGS
We're not crazy - we know you enjoy your weekends and spending time with your friends and family. But you just don't seem to get the Sunday blues like you have at previous jobs. You don't dread coming into work. Instead, you've realized that "enjoyment" and "work" can, in fact, go hand in hand.
2. INSTEAD OF GOSSIPING, YOU'RE CONGRATULATING
When you love where you work and what you do, you don't spend your time thinking about all the things that went wrong or all the people you hate working with - you spend your time talking about the good things that happened. "Did you hear so-and-so got a promotion?" Yeah, and I'm excited for her.
3. YOU THINK "I HOPE SO" INSTEAD OF "I HOPE NOT"
Instead of freaking out that you might get chosen to take on a task or speak at a meeting, you're hopeful that you'll get picked. To you, taking on more responsibility is the fastest way to earn that promotion, and you're all about it.
4. YOUR WORK GIVES YOU A BOOST IN YOUR MOOD
If you were having a bad day and notice that after a few hours of work you suddenly have a spring in your step, you love your job. Your job gives you goals and a purpose, and when you do more tasks you enjoy, you end up in a better mood and with more energy. This is a huge sign that your job is a keeper.
5. YOU FEEL A SENSE OF CONTROL
Feeling a sense of control in our life is necessary to function properly and healthily. Having freedom at work to make decisions can easily help you tick off your need for control. If you feel fulfilled, respected, listened to, and a sense of personal power and independence at work, you know you're in the right place.
6. YOU RARELY LOOK AT THE CLOCK
Clock watching is a sign of unhappiness. If you're waiting for the clock to hit 5 every day so you can GTFO, that's not a good sign. Sunny Friday afternoons aside, if you feel like rushing out the door the second your day is over - you probably aren't at the right job for you.
7. YOU TALK ABOUT YOUR JOB OUTSIDE OF WORK
Just to be clear - this doesn't include moaning and groaning. If you find yourself enthusing to your friends and family about your company, managers, or colleagues, it's safe to assume you're pretty happy where you are. On the other hand, if you find yourself complaining about work all too often - it's probably time for a career change.