7 signs your job is a poor fit

Engagement breeds success, of course, but what if you’re just an octagonal peg in an oblong hole?

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At some point in our work lives, many of us will find ourselves in the wrong job.

Specific blame can be difficult—and probably futile—to assign. However, one day you may look around to find that your work life is dangerously out of sync.

Few things are more alarming than throwing yourself into your role and realizing things have taken an obvious turn. The important element here? Identifying the problem for what it really is and acting to make changes. Poor matches happen. Jobs morph. Great bosses move on. We grow and change. Any of these could serve as an accelerant.

So, make every attempt to let yourself off the hook and avoid a long-term “soul-sucking” experience. Poor fit is a common occurrence—and it is important to recognize its symptoms.

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