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Are You In The Right Job? Take The Test And Find Out...

With the average Australian working more than 48 hours a week, you have to question why anybody would want to stay in a job that isn’t right for them.

Many of us have times in our lives where we feel like we are going in circles with our career; when we sit back and sigh, asking if we are in the right job? If we are doing what we are meant to be doing? On the right path? Happy in our career?  Truly, whole-heartedly fulfilled by what we do every day?

Are you in the right job?  Take the test...

Now is the time to reassess if you are truly on the right path.

Take the test to see if you are in the right job. For every YES give yourself 1 point.

1. I'm excited to go to work each day

2. I am grateful for the job I have and feel lucky to have the opportunity

3. I love the daily tasks I perform

4. I feel like I am accomplishing tasks at work

5. I often think about my work and come up with innovative ideas even when I'm not at work

6. I like the people I work with

7. I feel like my opinion and my voice is heard

8. I feel my work and my contribution is valued by my colleagues

9. I wake up excited about what is set out for me in my day

10. I feel like the work I do has a positive impact on the people or the world around me

11. I am fascinated by the work I do

12. My Mondays aren’t terrible. I see it as another opportunity to kick goals.

13. I like putting in extra effort and do it regularly

14. I often tell people they should work with my company

15. Sometimes the challenges set out in front of me scare me a little (this means you care!)

16. I fall asleep feeling satisfied at the end of the day

17. I'm excited by the room and opportunity to grow

18. My colleagues often seek me out for my knowlegde and expertise




You need to get out friend!  Don't wait around killing time, start looking for a new job that makes you happy.


You seem to be working in the wrong job.  Life is too short to spend your days in a job that only makes you partially fulfilled.  It's time to get you on the right track!


While you don't seem to be completely unhappy in your job, you do need to consider what else you want from your career.  Start addressing the points you couldn't say YES to and figure out if you can get what you need in this role, and if you can't get to 18 points in 3-6 months time, consider spreading your wings to find your true career path.


You have found the right job for you!  Congratulations.  Take the test again in 6 months time and see if the job is still right for you.


Working in a job you feel unappreciated in, with lack of passion and excitement or overriding boredom tends to mean you aren’t in the right position for you. Ask for help, ring one of our recruiter’s on 03 8606 0300 and have a chat about what you are doing now and any opportunities out there that you can chase.


About the Author

Nicole Dickmann is a Marketing Manager with a passion for creating brands and marketing campaigns to sell a vision.

Her greatest passion is using her Marketing background to help people chase a better version of themselves - be it their health, wellbeing or their career.

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