Should You Re-evaluate Your Job If You Don’t Feel Fulfilled? Here’s How you Might Find a Meaningful Role
Does your job feel stale? Maybe you’ve got a fantastic title you’ve worked hard to get, your salary is exceeding your expectations, and you’re succeeding in your role… but it doesn’t feel meaningful anymore?
If you’re not enjoying your role and you don’t feel fulfilled from your work, maybe it’s time to find something new that will give you a renewed sense of purpose and happiness.
Not sure where to begin? Here are some tips that may help you find a meaningful job and company to feel happier and more fulfilled.
First, identify what you want:
1. Reflect on your career
Reflect on your years of experience to find what you enjoy doing most and what your passion is. By considering the following, you can figure out what matters to you most in your career.
- What tasks have you found more meaningful than others?
- Were there particular activities you worked on that inspired you?
- What has been your proudest moment professionally?
Being honest with yourself will allow you to figure out your passion and what will genuinely drive your happiness, making it easier to figure out what you’re searching for.
2. To find fulfillment consider ways your passion can help people
Once you’ve identified your passion, consider how this could help others. Think about how the role you’re looking for can contribute to a bigger purpose.
Consider how this role could become a meaningful job. Start thinking of every possible aspect of the role—even the smallest of tasks can play an important part.
To better understand how your work can fulfil the needs of others, it’s essential to adopt their perspective to aid you in feeling more fulfilled.
Second, search for the right company that suits you:
3. Look for companies whose perks, values, and missions align with yours
If you accept a new role where the company’s values and benefits aren’t aligned to your own, this could lead to future problems where you might find yourself unhappy. To avoid this think:
- What benefits am I looking for?
- What do I value in a company?
- What kind of company environment do I enjoy and feel most comfortable in?
Once you’ve mapped out what you’re looking for in a business take the search online and look for companies that will resonate with the values and benefits you’ve narrowed down, and will support you in reaching your goals, and ultimately give you job satisfaction.
4. Know your deal breakers
But in reality, know that not every company will align perfectly to you, so it’s important to prioritise your values and benefits and figure out your absolute deal breakers.
For example, having great management, support, or flexibility could be more meaningful to you than securing a high salary—so you’ll need to decide what you value most. Remember a company doesn’t need to tick every box for you to find happiness and fulfilment within a role—it’s about prioritising and finding balance.
Understanding what’s more important to you is key.
Need help? We can assist you in finding a role and company that best suits you.
If you need help determining which companies or roles will best suit you, we can help. We have the insight and intel to inform you about excellent roles, and of particular companies’ cultures and values to ensure it’s the right fit for you.
Have a question for us? If you’re a job seeker on the lookout for your next role, a hiring manager looking to fill a position, or want to know more about this topic, contact us at Humanised Group! We’re here to help you succeed.