Ever feel like you are in the wrong job?

If your answer is yes, then you should be interested to learn what Carter Cast, author of The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade, has to say about being in the wrong job.

It turns out that in order to determine whether or not you are in the right job, you must first understand your personal motives.

Personal motives differ from values, which are what’s important to you. They also differ from Strengths, which are your natural skillsets. Personal motives are the place from which you draw energy, says Cast.

Based on the work of Hay Group and Harvard psychologist David McClelland, Cast identified five common motives, and how they impact the type of job you should seek: ACHIEVEMENT, AFFILIATION, POWER, AUTONOMY, PURPOSE.

When your job doesn’t match your personal motives, there’s a good chance you will not live up to your full potential. As long you understand what drives you, you can have more than one motives. For example, Entrepreneurial founders are usually high achievers, and are often motivated by a sense of purpose. “When you find those positions, the chances are good that you’ll perform well,” says Cast.

Click link: How Figure Out if You’re In The Wrong Job to Read the full article.

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