This post from Tami Rosen, Vice President of People at Quora, originally appeared on Quora as an answer to the question, "How do you determine if you are in the right job or not?"
本文作者是Quora网站的人事副总裁Tami Rosen,最初发布在Quora网站上以回答提问者“你怎么知道这份工作是否适合自己?”的问题当中。

There are 8 questions she suggests you ask yourself to determine if a job is the right fit for you.
Tami提出了8个问题,建议人们在考虑工作是否合适自己的时候可以提问自己。

Some questions include, "How motivated are you to go to work every day?" "Is the work challenging?" and "Am I learning and growing?"
其中有的问题是“你每天上班的动力有多大?”“这份工作是否具有挑战性?”以及“我是否正在学习和进步?”

A mentor once told me that a quick way to know if you are in the right job is to count the number of good and bad days that you have at your current job.
有一位导师曾经告诉我怎样知道工作是否合适自己的最快捷方法就是,数一数你当前工作中的好日子和坏日子的天数。

If the good days outweigh the bad days by a long shot, they you are probably in the right place.
如果好日子比坏日子多得多,那么你就找对工作了。

While I like that as a quick test, it does not get at the heart of the matter. Is this the right job for me now and in the future. I think it takes time, introspection, and willingness to ask yourself difficult questions to know if you are in the right job. Some people fall into the job that they are in by chance and some people intend to do what we are doing. Either way, you may or may not be in the right job for you.
虽然我很喜欢这个快速的测试方法,但是仍然不能触及问题的核心。这份工作适合我当前的情况还是未来的发展。我认为这需要花点时间,回溯思考,以及主动提问自己一些困难的问题才能知道这份工作是否合适。有的人投入到工作的是在机缘巧合的情况下的,而有的人则倾向于做我们正在做的事情。不管是哪一种方法,这份工作都可能合适或不合适你。

Here are a few suggested questions that you can ask yourself to help evaluate your current job and if it is right for you. Be honest with your answers and patient as you may not be able to answer everything right away.
下面有一些Tami建议的问题,你可以问问自己,帮助你衡量当前工作与你的契合度。请坦诚和耐心地面对自己的答案,因为你可能不一定立即回答上全部的问题。

1. How motivated are you to go to work everyday?
1. 你每天去上班的动力有多大?

2. Am I passionate about the work I am doing?
2.我对当前工作有多大热情?

3. Do I feel I can make an impact?
3. 我能制造影响吗?

4. Is the work challenging?
4. 工作是否具有挑战性?

5. Am I learning and growing?
5. 我是否正在学习和进步?

6. Do I aspire to take on more responsibility and/or be my manager one day?
6. 我想不想承担更多的责任或者有一天充当管理者?

7. Do I enjoy working with the people on my team and at my company?
7. 我是否喜欢与团队及公司其他同事一起工作?

8. Do I align with the values at the company?
8. 我的价值观与公司的价值观一致?

Questions 1, 2 & 3 help you assess if you are enjoying the work and feel you are accomplishing something.
问题1,2和3帮助你评估自己是否享受工作以及成就感。

Questions 4, 5 and 6 give you a sense if there is a future for you at the company and whether you aspire to invest the time to get there.
问题4,5和6让你感觉自己是否在这家公司有未来,以及你会不会投入时间去实现目标。

Questions 7 & 8 help you see if you are a fit for the team and the company. It is important that you feel comfortable to bring your whole self to work. Not enjoying the team you are on or feeling friction with company values can be a sign that this is not the right place for you. The more someone feels comfortable in their work environment, the more they can contribute and have impact.
问题7和8帮助你了解自己能否融入团队和公司。你必须对全身心投入工作感到舒适自在。如果你不能在团队里舒适地工作,或者感到与公司价值观相冲突,也许这是一个信号告诉你并不适合在这里工作。当人越能在工作环境中感到舒适,他们的贡献与制造的影响就越大。

After you go through this exercise of self reflection, it can be helpful to check in with a mentor or someone that knows you well like a friend or family member. They can offer different perspectives or help remove a blind spot for you.
当你经过这项自我反思的锻炼,你也可以与导师或熟悉你的人,比如朋友或家庭成员检查一下,都是大有好处的。他们能够为你提供不同角度的见解或者帮助扫除盲点。

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