Most people spend years working job after job before finally landing the job of their dreams. Unfortunately, for some, they don’t even find that dream job at all.
Finding a dream job is not as easy as it sounds. You need to chase after it, not just wait for it to come and find you. You may or may not spend a few years of trial and error before you finally find the perfect match. Don’t give up on it just yet. Who knows? Your current job might turn out to be the job of your dreams, after all. Here are the five signs you should look out for.
Workdays go by in a blur
You fly through the work week and get pleasantly surprised that it’s already Friday. You’re so immersed in your work and have fun doing it that you don’t notice the time at all. You look forward to your weekends, but you don’t exactly dread Mondays, either. You also don’t feel awful on the last day of your vacation. The same cannot be said for most employees, so consider yourself very lucky that you feel this way about work.
Work doesn’t feel like work
You’re very good at what you do, so good that you can even do it with your eyes closed. You feel energized each day, and you’re excited when you talk about your job to your friends or family. You don’t mind the workload or the long hours or overtime or coming to work on a weekend. Work doesn’t feel like a chore, and you can’t even remember the last time you felt burnt out. You truly enjoy work, plain and simple.
You’re receiving what you’re due and so much more
Your salary is more than enough. You are well rewarded and recognized for your efforts and accomplishments. Perks and bonuses are given to keep you motivated, and you also get to enjoy full benefits like health insurance, annual paid vacations, retirement plans, and personal leaves. In terms of perks and benefits, you’re pretty happy and satisfied.
Your boss and colleagues are your friends
You enjoy working and hanging out with these people in and out of the office. They’re so supportive and friendly that your professional relationship seamlessly crosses over to friendship outside of work. They help you when you’re in a bind, and go out of their way to make you feel better when you’re having a bad day. You go on trips together and invite each other to special events and occasions. They’re one of the reasons why you look forward to coming to work each day.
You can’t imagine doing anything else
You no longer check job openings on Linkedin, and you’ve also stopped sending out your CV. You receive invitations for job interviews, but you’re no longer interested. Instead, you’re planning the next few years with this job and this company in mind. Because you love what you do and are perfectly happy and content, you can’t imagine ever leaving.