Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chapter 6

Chapter 6 discusses job satisfaction in depth. I feel like job satisfaction is very important. Only 20% of people are passionate about their careers. I want to be in that 20%. I feel like money is less important than job satisfaction. Without being happy with what you're doing with your life, the pay is less significant. I believe it is important to have a balance between being happy in your career and making a good income. In a job where you can be happy, you will theoretically work harder and more efficiently, which usually means promotion and higher pay.

"Some recommendations are:
– Become self-aware. Gaining an objective understanding of your abilities, preferences values and interests is a fundamental
step in determining the best career fit.
– Benchmark the type of work you perform in your organization with comparable work in a similar organization.
– Identify what is detracting you from your job satisfaction.
– Learn how to talk to a manager about what is satisfying in your work or identify roles/responsibilities that
are appealing.
– Develop a relationship with a career counselor who can provide objective feedback on career expectations."

While some people cannot control their job satisfaction, some can. Job satisfaction affects the worker's motivation. This makes it very important, in addition to the previously mentioned. I think that this is a matter that should be more widely discussed and considered.

sources: www.careervision.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2010. .

1 comment:

  1. I am sure everyone wants to be in that 20%, I know I do. The problem is that most likely that 20% are in careers that society have brought them up to succeed in. I am an artist and although I would absolutely love to be able to do my work and live happily that will most likely never be the case because our society focuses so much on math, sciences, history and language. What about the artists and musicians? Where is their big break?