What to Do When Your Dream Job's Not Your Dream Job Anymore

Some people spend their entire careers searching for a role that checks all of the boxes they care about—fun perks, opportunities for advancement, a lucrative salary, great culture, fulfilling work. Many never find it.

But if you’re fortunate enough to land that ideal job, you know how painful it can be to fall out of love with it. As your priorities change over time, so too will your thoughts on what constitutes a dream job. Working for a hot up-and-coming company with beer on tap and free lunch every day might have felt like winning the career lottery six years ago, but now you’d prefer a generous 401K match, good health insurance, and a more flexible schedule.

Coming to grips with the reality that your current role isn’t a forever role takes time, but these four steps will help you to find a path forward.

Find out what to do next over on The Muse!

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