10 questions about career satisfaction

As the job market has improved this year, some professionals may find themselves looking for a bigger and better opportunity. Everyone's situation is unique, but there are some good questions relevant to all of us that you can think about for your career. Or, if you’re deciding on a new career or a new job, use these questions for some self-reflection. 

  1. Do you trust in or believe in your employer and their mission and goals?
  2. Do you find meaning in the work? 
  3. Are you happy with your compensation?
  4. Are you limited by a “ceiling”?
  5. Do you see yourself with the company for many years, even seeing yourself happily retiring there?
  6. Is the firm innovative?
  7. Is the workplace diverse?
  8. Are there corporate volunteer opportunities?
  9. Do you enjoy sharing with others what you do for a living?
  10. Do you like your work so much you would recommend it to others?
Even in our competitive, hard-working world, on the simplest level most people want to be successful and happy, based on their definition. They also want to have enough flexibility with their work schedule to spend their extra time exactly as they wish – with family and friends, outdoors, exercising, relaxing and recharging, etc. 

Most people also have a retirement goal in mind for when they would like to retire or scale back. If you haven’t thought that far ahead, it’s an important goal to set, no matter your age now. 

When looking at a career, don’t overlook all of the elements that make up your definition of career satisfaction. It matters. 

Just as Edward Jones encourages clients to be intentional about planning for their financial future, you too should be intentional about managing your career. It’s your choice. Choose well. Be successful. 

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