Staying happy at work: how to maximize your career satisfaction


Your career is a big part of your life, so it’s important to love what you do. That’s why we’re sharing the following tips to help you stay happy on the job. Consider it a gift from us to you, as we celebrate the holidays and prepare for a successful New Year.

Seek Opportunities for Improvement
There’s always room for improvement in your career, no matter how content and comfortable you are right now. Don’t be afraid to take a step back every now and then and imagine how things could be better. Maybe you need more balance in your work life (e.g., lighter workload, more time for family and hobbies, etc.). Or perhaps you’re getting bored with your job and should consider a new role. Whatever the issue may be, there’s a solution out there.

Communicate Your Concerns
People can’t always see things from your point of view. That’s why it’s important to speak your mind. So if something in your job or office doesn’t seem quite right, let your supervisor know through a meeting or professional email. Doing so can lead to positive change – not just for you, but for your entire team.

Reward Yourself
Like your employer, you should be rewarding your hard work. That means treating yourself after a big project, taking some much-needed vacation time, or unplugging from your email once you leave the office. These little steps will ensure you stay not only happy, but also healthy as you progress in your career.

If you’re interested in learning about the fulfilling opportunities we have to offer at VA, explore our available positions today. We also encourage you to volunteer at one of our facilities this holiday season. It’s a great way to give back to America’s Veterans while seeing firsthand what it’s like to work here.

More tips, news and other career info to come in 2018. See you in the New Year!


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