What To Do When You Hate Your Job!
August 11, 2011 Leave a comment
I’ve talked to quite a few people recently who loathe their jobs – could it be that workplace misery is on the rise? It’s definitely something difficult to talk about, and it can affect every part of your daily life from the time you wake up, to the time you go to bed. Let’s face it, job dissatisfaction focuses on negative and unproductive energies, and could be detrimental to your life balance. Hating your job is like being trapped in a bad relationship, so how do you know when it has become too much?
Feeling cynical, irritated, unappreciated, and dreading the very thought of going to work are some of the warning signs. You may also be accomplishing less, taking more sick days and sleeping badly. This is no way to spend the rest of your life and it is time to act.
What to do when you hate your job?
The first is to take a step back and try to look at your unhappy work situation objectively. Ask yourself if you are expecting too much. Write yourself a list of what you can and can’t change. Can you let go of a certain situation? Are you the problem or is there another cause which could be resolved? Once you’ve established the root of your work troubles you can finally ask yourself whether you can live with your job or if it is time to move on.
If it is time to move on, do you have a good exit strategy?
Before you decide to resign, it is important to have a good plan in place so that you don’t repeat the misery you endured in your last job. Think about what will make you happy in your next job role. Be brutally honest with yourself and look at the work you do – is it the job you hate or the field you’re in? If you’re in the wrong field, you may need to think about a “career redirection” which may require learning new skills.
This is also an important time to get your resume up-to-date or to consider engaging a career coach. A professional resume writer can help you present your experience in a professional way that will impress recruiters and improve your career prospects. Engaging an executive career coach will help you to reach your goals faster, particularly if you are looking to change roles.
With the right combination of professionalism, strategy, and career skills, you can confidently answer that all-important question: to quit, or not to quit?
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