The first step to finding job satisfaction is identifying what’s important to you. From the list of factors that determine job satisfaction below, get out a piece of paper and rank the most important to least important factors in how you would choose your next career move. We think doing this exercise will help you determine whether you’re in the right role, or if you’re need of a career change.
Job Satisfaction Factors

  • Making a Difference
  • Financial Compensation
  • Relationship with Leadership
  • Commute Time
  • Schedule Flexibility
  • Vacation/Time Off
  • Benefits and Perks
  • Culture and Values Alignment
  • Job Title
  • Opportunity for Growth
  • Company Stability
  • Relationship with Colleagues
  • Travel Requirements
  • Level of Influence
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