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Top 10 Signs That You Need a New Job

10. You’re outgo exceeds your income.

9. The most rewarding thing you did this week was sharpen all twelve of your pencils to the same length.

8. You’re reluctant to be a Career Day speaker at your kid’s fourth-grade class.

7. Everyone in your work group got a raise except you.

6. Your friends all have jobs that sound more interesting than yours.

5. You were late for work three times this week, but you just don’t care.

4. There’s a meeting at 3:00 to talk about the upcoming reorganization, and you’re not invited.

3. Your boss keeps forgetting your name.

2. You constantly daydream about being a forest ranger.

1. Your company was recently acquired, and you spent two weeks worrying that you’d be laid off. After that you worried that you wouldn’t be.

I hope you got a kick out of this list. While it was written tongue-in-cheek, there’s a grain of truth hidden in these statements. If you can identify with any of them, then you need to take action. Your work life won’t get better on its own, but where do you start?

Start right where you are. Find out what you do well naturally, and what motivates you most. Then you can find a job that calls for what you have to offer. The best way to uncover your top motivations is a career assessment. An online assessment is the fastest, most comprehensive tool available to identify what really makes you tick. Coupled with powerful associated job-matching tools is a serious way to identify jobs that will be more satisfying to you.

-Henry Neils

Henry Neils is President and Founder of Assessment.com, the leading online career assessment company focused on helping employees and employers work together for their mutual benefit. Millions of people have gained personal insight into their careers by using the tools, such as MAPP™ (Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential), provided at www.Assessment.com