Have you ever said, ‘I hate my job’? If you have, or just feel discontent with your current position, read on because this one is for you! Are you overworked, under-utilized, and/or unappreciated? Those are some of the top reasons people are unhappy. Really think about what is making you tick. Is it your unrealistic and demanding boss, gossiping coworkers, or horrible conditions? Get your grievances out! Check out one of my favorite articles on this topic, How to Tell if You’re Stuck in a Dead-End Job. Career coaching helps people navigate the working world and even find their ideal career.
Now, write down what you appreciate about your job. I know this might seem tough, but lets get very basic here. Does your job pay your bills? Do you have any benefits: health, dental, or vision? Are there any perks with your job like a flexible working schedule, choice in your office environment, or travel? Anything as small as providing office snacks, might go on your list. How do you feel now? Are you still saying, ‘I hate my job’? Let’s turn that frown upside down with some key takeaways from your current position.
What are you learning from this experience?
Think about the new things you’ve picked up at this job. Is your position based in client relations, so you’ve learned all about customer satisfaction and conflict resolution? Maybe you have a research position that’s helped you improve your investigation skills. Or perhaps you are coordinating meetings and events, planning all of the details. What other lessons have you learned?
What skills can you apply to your next position?
You know all of those communication skills you’ve acquired dealing with difficult coworkers? How about those organizational skills you mastered by keeping your self and your team on track? Now is the time to think about applying them to your life and your next position. How can you use these skills to grow? Find creative ways to incorporate these skills into your resume, by putting them in your current job description and in the skills section.
Why are you choosing to work here?
Yes my friend, you are choosing to work at your current job everyday you walk through the door. You might have some clarity around this already, from the list you made of things that you appreciate about your job. Is it really as bad as it seems? Know that you can also make the choice to form an exit strategy and leave this job. If quitting is what you want, then what is holding you back?
If you are in a space where thoughts like, ‘I hate my job’ run rampant through your mind, its time to take a hard look at what is going on around you. After considering your work grievances and the things you appreciate, how do you feel? Career coaching can help you transition to the occupation you are passionate about and impact your overall happiness. Contact us if you want to discuss your career options and start living the life you deserve.
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