Even if you already have a job, you should be paying attention to your career. Careers are more than jobs. They are also about learning and growing as a person. The process of learning and growing comes with understanding who you are as a person and what you bring to the table. In order to maintain your career, you need to keep track of these things. Some of them can be career-changing, and for the better.


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Your Value as a Worker

Do you really know how much your skills and expertise are worth? Many people never put in the effort to find out. They don’t know how much they’re really bringing to the table for their employer. If you can do some research about this, and figure out what your real value is as a worker, it can mean the most for career-changing opportunities.


Your Happiness

Many people don’t yet know what makes them happy or content with a job. They are too used to the struggle to find meaning and purpose. They may go looking for meaning in the wrong places. It is important to know what makes you happy and what you can do to bring that happiness or contentedness into your career.


Your Values

Think about the things you value in a workplace. Do you value honesty, loyalty, and respect? Advancement and stability?

What do you value? Create a list of things that you think are important in a job. Maybe your list won’t quite match up to your current job and you might need to make some changes.


Your Limits

You should be familiar with your limits. You should be able to create a list of things you can’t do, whether for physical, mental, or moral reasons. Some people have a hard time saying “no” to extra tasks, and they can quickly become overloaded. Other people have issues when it comes to morally-gray decisions. Whatever the case may be, it is important to know what your limits are so that you don’t accidentally cross them.