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Job Burnout Quiz:
How Close Are You To Burning Out?
A Quintessential Careers Quiz


 

by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

 

Job burnout can affect all workers at one point or another. There are many signs of burnout, and if you are feeling fed-up with your job, your co-workers, and your employer, you may be suffering from burnout.

 

Take our quiz and see for yourself. And regardless of the answer, if you are feeling some of these symptoms, consider reading our article Managing Job Stress: 10 Strategies for Coping and Thriving at Work.

 

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Directions: Respond to the following statements as truthfully as possible with one of four answers: Always True, Often True, Sometimes True, Not True.

 

  1. I feel increasing anger at my co-workers and detached from the people around me.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  2. I feel overwhelmed and out of control when I am at work.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  3. I come home from work and find myself completely exhausted/fatigued.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  4. I seem to be more susceptible to colds and other illnesses recently.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  5. I feel besieged at work, like nothing I do is right anymore.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  6. I find myself exploding in anger at the most inconsequential things.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  7. My weight and eating patterns have changed dramatically recently (resulting in weight gain or loss).
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  8. I have noticed a definite change in my sleep pattern (either much harder to fall asleep/insomnia or needing more sleep/harder to get up in the mornings).
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  9. I have been finding more and more excuses to skip work/call in sick.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  10. When I am at work, I find it hard to concentrate on doing my job.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  11. I feel like I just don't really do a good job anymore.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  12. I have a sense of being isolated/alone.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  13. I have noticed that I have become much more negative and cynical about my job and employer.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  14. I can't even remember the last time I was enthusiastic about my job.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  15. I'm having relationship problems with my family, more stress, conflicts, and fights.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  16. I increasingly feel that things are simply spinning out of my control.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  17. I've noticed that I am finding refuge in increased use of food, alcohol, or drugs.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  18. I'm experiencing more physical ailments -- headaches, stomachaches, ulcers.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  19. It just seems like I have lost interest and care for the things I used to value, like I am emotionally empty.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  20. I am often sad for no particular reason.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  21. I wake up in the morning and often wonder why I even bother showing up at my job.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  22. Television has become my haven, and I watch much more of it than in the past.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  23. I've noticed that I am taking more risks -- without thoughts of the consequences.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  24. I have experienced chest pains, shortness of breath, or panic-like attacks at work -- or when I think of work.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

  25. I live for Friday afternoons and dread Sunday evenings the most.
    Always True
    Often True
    Sometimes True
    Not True

     

 

      

 

Be sure to also review these Workplace Resources for Dealing With Your Current Job/Employer.

 

And don't forget to check out our entire collection of Tests and Quizzes for Job-Seekers.

 


 

Questions about some of the terminology used in this quiz? Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms by going to our Job-Seeker's Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms.

 

QuintCareers.com Founder Dr. Randall Hansen Dr. Randall S. Hansen is founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, as well CEO of EmpoweringSites.com. He is also founder of MyCollegeSuccessStory.com and EnhanceMyVocabulary.com. He is publisher of Quintessential Careers Press, including the Quintessential Careers electronic newsletter, QuintZine. Dr. Hansen is also a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He's often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Finally, Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years. Visit his personal Website or reach him by email at randall(at)quintcareers.com. Check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.

 


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