Career Tips

Six Signs You’re On The Wrong Career Path

Date Posted: 06/13/2017

Kumusta ang iyong career? Alam mo ba na your career is something you need to choose with care specially if you are going to apply for a job abroad. But after you have decided on a career path, you need to take care to watch if your chosen career path is right or wrong. Career is not essentially about the pay; it is more about the comfort and the joy you derive from doing what you have chosen. Kung sa tingin mo ay basta malaki ang sahod, maging happy ka na then nagkakamali ka…

If you want to know whether the career path you have chosen is the right one for you, this article will help you to discover if you are on the right or wrong career path.

1. You always feeling boxed up

Feeling mo ba nakakulong ka na walang nangyayaring masaya sa work mo? It is a universal advice that you need to do what you love. The simplest interpretation of this advice is that when you do what you love, the feeling of being boxed up will not arise. But if whenever you need to go to work and you get the sense of being forced to do whatever the job demands, then you need to review your decision about the job.

Your true career path won’t feel like a dead end job, and you will enjoy most of the time you spend doing it. Remember, it is not only about the pay; it is about the joy and satisfaction your get doing your job.

2. Finding it difficult to be your best

Nawawalan ka ba ng gana mag-work? Nahihirapan ka bang tapusin mga tasks mo?  Motivation on the job is the satisfaction and results you get from the job. When you like or love what you do, you will not need anyone to breath down your neck to get things done. You won’t need your boss to tell you what to do before coming up with the initiative to get things done.

If you are on the job for some time and you discover you are not learning new things or adding value, then something is not right. You will find that when you are on the job, you feel burdened and want to get out of your workplace as soon as you can. Chances are you are getting bored and can progress to doing something more challenging or a different job.

3. Not reaching your true potential

Minsan ba feeling mo walang growth? O minsan may gusto kang mangyari pero di mo magawa? The human mind is like the muscles in our body, the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and needs new challenges. But when you are on a job path for a couple of years, and you are not getting to do and try different things that add to your achievements, you probably need to change jobs or move to a different career path.

After your entry training into a job abroad, you are expected to grow and reach greater heights. If you are not growing on the job, but are just a number in the industry instead of establishing your individuality and getting the recognition deserved through your contribution, you are maybe on the wrong career path. The earlier you take a detour and find something worthwhile or different, the better for you.

4. Always hunting for new jobs

Mahilig ka ba magpalipat lipat ng work? If you are in a career where you derive satisfaction and feel fulfilled from the job, there won’t be cause for you to jump jobs or look for new things to do. Rather, your effort will center on finding better ways to contribute and become an industry expert.

5. Unhappiness

Madalas ka bang mag-emote or feeling depressed pag nasa work? Everything we do in life should satisfy us and make us happy. Whether it’s your job, education, the food you eat or family life. If you are on a career path and you don’t feel a moment of happiness, it’s about time you begin to review your career to decide whether it’s the right path for you or not.  After all, you spend most of your waking hours at work.

Many people have spent countless years tolerating a job they ought to have sent packing long ago, but for the sake of survival they hang on and continue to bear the pain and frustration from an unfulfilled job. Soon, at old age in most cases, these people will look back to discover an empty life. If your job isn’t giving you happiness and satisfaction, you are most likely on the wrong career path.

6. Lacking enthusiasm about your job

Masaya ka ba at looking forward to a brand new day to do more sa work mo? Enthusiasm about your job and every part of it is the first indicator you are on the right or wrong career path. When discussing your job, if you do not feel the urge to want to contribute or look for a better way to add value, you are not where you ought to be.

When you are enthusiastic about your job, everything around you will look like it’s your job. You will always want to bring everything around you to your job to add value and make things better. When enthusiasm is lacking on a job, you are always at the mercy of whatever comes your way. Every day working at an unexciting job is like living in hell. If this is how you feel, you haven’t found the right job yet.  Send your resume to Ikon and let them help you find the right career for you.

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