How do others perceive me? Is this the same as I perceive myself?
What are my strengths? Does that match the opinion of other people?
Where are my weaknesses? Are they the same weaknesses that others see?
By carefully choosing people who you trust as being honest and open and selecting the appropriate questions then HackMyJob will generate some great feedback. This will enable you take those actions and decisions that should, in the long term, improve your well being factor.
Build on your strengths and iron out those wrinkles in your attitude, behaviour and skills
Something To Think About
We all appreciate the fact that if someone is not happy at work then that is going to be reflected outside of work and so likely to further reduce their feeling of well being.
Why people change their jobs
Concerns About Their Employer
They are concerned with the company's reputation; the physical working conditions, safety issues, clarity of mission, am I doing something that is actually making people's lives less happy. Threat of redundancy.
Not Being Valued
Even though most managers do value employees, they simply don't tell them often enough or in a timely way. If people don't feel important, they're not motivated to stay. No one wants to feel they are just a replaceable commodity. If they are regarded as expendable, they'll eventually leave for a position where they're appreciated.
Lack Of Support / Negative Environment
Generally people really do want to do a good job. When they're frustrated by too many rules, red tape, or incompetent supervisors or co-workers, people look for other opportunities.
Lack Of Opportunities
The issue here is not just promotion but learning which is considered far more important. People want to learn, have new challenges, to sharpen their skills and pick-up new ones. They want to improve their capacity to perform a wide variety of jobs and enhance their career security. The desire is for training and development. If workers can't find the growth opportunities with one organisation, they'll seek another where they can develop their knowledge and skills.
Surprisingly this is not the primary reason for moving. People want to be paid fairly. Where the employee and employer differ on what that amount should be the employee will continually be thinking about a move. This situation can start a slow downward spiral; the employee becomes unhappy, the employer views them as contributing less and therefore worth less, and so the downward spiral begins.
Generations Y and Z accept that a career is not for life and that they will have to make many changes in what work they do. Therefore the learning element of a job may be far more important than the financial package involved.
Not Just About Work
Although our questions may appear to be primarily aimed around your place of work, there are many, particularly those under Basic Skills, that can be used elsewhere.
If you are involved at any level, in any activities like sports or clubs, you may find HackMyJob useful in improving the relationships that you have there.