Finding happiness in your career

Deciding upon a career for you that is satisfying can be difficult for someone who may be graduating in a stream that has fewer job offerings.

We often choose to follow what is most acceptable, but sometimes, even when doing that we lack happiness and end up starting a career that we’re less happy with.

To help maintain your happiness if you aren’t satisfied in your career consider the following:

1) Work hard. Allow completion of tasks and knowing you did your best to be satisfaction to you.

2) Don’t get involved in politics at work. Often groups form at work. While you want to be acceptable, you don’t want to get fired if you don’t have a back up option.

3) Find happiness outside work. If you really are not happy at work, then find something outside work that makes you happy. It may be a sport or craft but do something that doesn’t depend on others for your happiness.

4) Some careers, like banking, do not require a specific degree, so if you are in a situation where you have yet to start your career or early in your career, see if there are training programs or openings for options in banking or another career that has a variety of options for people in your stream.

Finally, when at work, look to see if there are additional careers within the company you are at. If you are known to be a hard worker with a positive attitude, sometimes you can, after some time, change careers within the company you are at.

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