Why we're bad at picking good jobs

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A recent study by Robert Half found that around 4.3million employees in the UK are unhappy at work. It begs the question: how did we get so good at choosing such a bad job?

In a recent article for the Harvard Business Review, Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor of business psychology and author analysed what we look for in a job and why we just can’t seem to choose the one for us.

Chamorro-Premuzic found that most people want three things from a job first-and-foremost. These are a sense of competence and mastery; a sense of community and a sense of purpose. It’s obvious we can’t all get these things and it would be silly to believe that if a job doesn’t give us just one of these then it’s a waste of our time.

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