How to determine if you're in the right job
NEW YORK, NY -- Here are some questions that you can ask yourself to help evaluate your current job and if it's right for you: How motivated are you to go to work everyday? Am I passionate about the work I am doing? Do I feel I can make an impact? Is the work challenging? Am I learning and growing? Do I aspire to take on more responsibility and/or be my manager one day? Do I enjoy working with the people on my team and at my company? Do I align with the values at the company?
Questions 1, 2 and 3 help you assess if you're enjoying the work and feel you are accomplishing something. Questions 4, 5 and 6 give you a sense if there's a future for you at the company and whether you aspire to invest the time to get there. Questions 7 and 8 help you see if you're a fit for the team and the company. It's important that you feel comfortable to bring your whole self to work. Not enjoying the team you're on or feeling friction with company values can be a sign that this is not the right place for you.
After you go through this exercise of self reflection, it can be helpful to check in with a mentor or someone that knows you well like a friend or family member. They can offer different perspectives or help remove a blind spot for you.