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Is this the right job for me?

How do I know if I’m in the right job?

Here’s a quick self-survey that can be very helpful to get some clarity. 

Score each of these items from 1-10, where 10 is the best possible:

  • Interesting work
  • Chance for advancement
  • Fit with strengths
  • Compensation
  • Fit with education
  • Fit with skills
  • Future of the industry sector
  • Strength of the organization
  • Your fit with organization’s vision
  • ‘Gut level feel’ for the job
  • Fit with personality
  • Fit with personal values

The maximum score here is 120. If you score less than 60 total, you may want to look further into what that means for you.

If you’ve had another job in the past, rank that one using the same items. What was your overall sense of satisfaction with that job? What’s present or missing now?