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There’s no way around it. Your job is an incredibly important part of your life. 

For the average American, work consumes roughly 40 hours a week of life, so naturally it’s critical that there’s a sense of fulfillment and happiness while there. 

Unfortunately, that’s not the case for some Americans.

Carter Recruiting and Associates is one of the top recruiter firms in Arkansas. We love helping people find their way in their career, and we’ve dealt with hundreds of people who were unhappy at their previous job. Roughly 15 percent of U.S. workers feel unhappy at their current place of work, according to a CNBC report. 

Their quarterly index measures how Americans feel about their work across five categories: pay, opportunities for advancement, recognition, autonomy and meaning. And despite the overall contentment at work, of the 85 percent who said they were content at work, only 9 percent of workers gave top ratings for their job. Most Americans possess strong criticisms for their career. 

So what are some of the reasons why people may be discontent while on the job? 

1. Stagnant growth. It is scientifically proven that progress is paramount for the human mind. The unfortunate fact is that at many jobs, there aren’t many opportunities for promotions, for a number of reasons. Some solutions include speaking with your boss about the matter and see if there’s an opportunity for change. If not, Carter Recruiting and Associates is a recruiting firm in Arkansas that has a massive network of contacts to help you make the next move in your career. 

2. Overworking. Even for the hardest workers, it’s certainly possible to be overworked at your job. Sleep and relaxation are obviously crucial for the human mind to recharge, and if your job is impeding on that or even making the hours you have at work miserable, it’s time to consider a change. 

3. What your company stands for. This is something that not many directly think about while at work. Most people are thinking about their boss, the daily tasks at hand, their coworkers, and so on. But there are principles that each person has and a vision for how they want their job to be and how it helps others. Does your job believe in treating people fairly? Does the work that they do actually help people enrich their lives or their own business? Really think about how the work that you do affects others, and if it’s really making a difference. 

You can find some more reasons by clicking here.

If you are strongly considering a change in your professional life, Carter Recruiting and Associates wants to help. We are one of the top recruiting agencies in the state, and have years of experience that’ll help you not only find a job that fits your qualifications, but also fits the quality of life you’re looking for. 

We even assist people who were recently laid off. Carter Recruiting and Associates is a 5-star rated outplacement company that specializes in working with businesses and workers and helping find the right fit for both parties. 

Reach out via email at cherie@crecruits.com or contact us by clicking here! We would love to have a conversation with you and see how we can assist. 

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Carter Recruiting and Associates is one of the largest independent recruiting and outplacement companies in Arkansas. Our headquarters, located in Little Rock and our satellite office in Conway, both service accounts nationwide. We have satisfied clients and references from some of the largest companies in the state. With over 50 collective years of experience in the recruiting business, we have a vast amount of resources and knowledge to ensure a job well done.

Cherie Richardson

Cherie Richardson
President

Cherie is the owner and president of Carter Recruiting and Associates. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Mississippi and has over 30 years of experience in the recruitment of executive and manufacturing professionals. Cherie’s work has been instrumental for new plant start-ups, as well as building and maintaining relationships throughout the region and state of Arkansas. She is a member of the National Association of Female Executives and the National Association of Women Business Owners.