Have you ever wondered to yourself how it would feel to get up, go to work at your dream job and love what you do every day? If you are thinking to yourself, why am I not happy doing the work that I do, you are not alone. According to CNBC and Gallup, a research-based institution, job unhappiness is a well-known subject with the latest results from the State of the Global Workplace report. The findings were concerning. The article states 50% of workers in the U.S. had reports of being stressed, worried and angry (Collins, 2022).
The Great Job Migration
Is there such a thing as a dream job? Is it realistic to expect to get more out of a job than a paycheck? While you may be asking yourself this question, many have shifted to find out firsthand that we are still in the midst of what many journalists have coined as ‘the great resignation’ among U.S. workers. While working a 9-5 is a non-negotiable for most of us, not loving your job does not have to be. Taking time to learn what you love, what drives you and what skills you already possess to serve you in another career can be a game changer. Besides, investing in your job happiness is an act of self-care. You deserve it!
Finding That Job that Makes You Spark
What you need in a dream job today can be very different from when you started your career years ago. On the flip side-if you are just getting started in your career, exploring what you want to do now can help improve future long-term job satisfaction. Helping job seekers discover career success is at the core of what we do here at SkillUp. While finding a dream job may seem like a daunting task, take heart and know that you are in good company. Check out some of our programs on the Explore page, research industries that spark your interest and take the time to review your current skills. Do you need to brush up on your resume? Are you interested in learning more about other industries that may ignite your dream career aspirations?
Love Yourself Enough to Act
Taking the steps to uncover what you want in a dream career that you’ll love can take some time but- it is worth the effort. Thinking about what aspects of your current career you would like to change is important. Consider work-life-balance, work commutes, company culture and the bulk of the type of work you do to uncover what you like and what you would prefer to change, in a new job. If you are ready to take the next step in career discovery, you can visit the Explore page, review the SkillUp career programs listed and find a program that sparks your interest.
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