Work is work. We all know that. But as the late, great Steve Jobs once said, “You have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing.”

There’s really no getting around the fact that if you don’t like what you’re doing – if, at the end of the day, it makes you unhappy – how are you supposed to be any good at it?

The concept of truly loving what you do may seem idealistic, but at the same token, why shouldn’t we enjoy what we spend 40+ hours a week doing? But what are some indicators that it’s time to go out and find that job – the one that’s going to let you do what you love and what you’re good at while paying you what you’re worth?

The pros at 160 Driving Academy, a premier Illinois truck driving school, put together three tell-tale signs you might need a career change:

1. Your Talent Isn’t Valued.

Your talent should never be taken for granted – not by you and certainly not by your employer. If it is, it might be time to hit the road.

Your boss should be the first person who trusts you. If you’ve demonstrated to him or her what you’re capable but they’re not sponsoring your career advancement, don’t hang around to see how long this behavior will persist for.

2. Your Professional Growth Opportunities are Stifled.

A good way to tell if you’re in a stifling professional situation is if you’re feeling bored and unfulfilled on a daily basis at work. If you feel as though you have the potential and talent to make a difference but still struggle to get noticed for lack of opportunity to do so, perhaps you need a new opportunity altogether?

3. You’re not Well-Rewarded.

“Money – please show it to me.”

That’s what so many employees are saying to themselves every day. But the raise never comes. Neither does recognition for their accomplishments. What can be more frustrating than that?

As a tried and true professional, virtually nothing; therefore, if you want or need to earn more money, it might be time to find something else to apply your talents toward.

For more information on new and exciting transportation employment and opportunities from 160 Driving Academy, a premier Chicago truck driving school, give us a call or jump on our website. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals and aspirations.