Are you happy at work? If you are, you're with the majority of professionals who responded to LinkedIn's Career Happiness Survey. 66% of professionals in the U.S. said they were "happy" or "very happy" with their current job, ranking the U.S. in sixth place in career happiness.
The Netherlands garnered the top spot, with 80% of professionals happy at work. Japan was at the bottom of the list with only 31% of professionals happy with their current job.
If you're among the 36% of U.S. workers who are unhappy, it may be time to think about a change. There are steps you can take to move on if you don't like your job. We spend too much of our time working to stay in a job we're not happy with. Besides being happier, you'll do a better job if you're working at a job you love, or at least like.
That said, don't just up and quit. It's important to strategically plan your departure, to keep your feelings to yourself, and to plan a job search. Here's what to do when you're not happy at work and here's how to start a job search.