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Top 7 Signs You Are In the Wrong Job

(This blog post was written exclusively for Al Arabiya English, the world’s most visited Arab news website.)

According to Gallup’s most recent statistics, only 34% of working professionals are fully engaged and motivated at work. This means a huge 66% of professionals are, on some level, dissatisfied in their current job.

While there could be many reasons for this (e.g. an exhausting commute) one of the main culprits is actually that people are simply in a job that isn’t right for them. How do you know if this is the case? Here are 7 signs you’re probably in the wrong job:

1) You dread going to work

This one is pretty obvious. If you’re waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat or spending every night crying into a tub of Ben & Jerry’s because you’re dreading going to work the next day – I think it’s safe to say you’re in the wrong job. If you feel you are stuck in a job you hate here are some tips to help you get unstuck

2) It doesn’t come naturally to you

I am not a natural sales person. Naturally, I’m good at helping people. And solving problems. So when I took a job in recruitment believing I would be helping people to discover it was really all about sales – boy did I struggle. I found myself working twice as hard and working twice as long just to achieve results my colleagues could accomplish in their sleep.

If what you are doing doesn’t come naturally to you, and you don’t enjoy it anyway, then stop. You are most likely in the wrong job. Work with a career coach to discover your natural talents and find a job that will allow you to tap into those instead.

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About the Author

Zeta Yarwood is recognised as a leading Career Coach and NLP Life Coach in Dubai, helping individuals across the world to achieve success in all areas of their lives. With a degree in Psychology and over 10 years’ experience in coaching, management and recruitment – working for multinational companies and award-winning recruitment firms – Zeta is an expert in unlocking human potential. Passionate about helping people discover their strengths, talents and motivation, Zeta lives to inspire others to dream big and create the life and career they really want.

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