Hate Your Job?
Finding your dream jobs is not something that happens over night. It’s a process that takes some time as well as some personal thought. However, using these four tips will help you to move closer to finding that dream job!
It’s funny how people view their jobs and their careers differently.
There are some people who move from job to job because they just never settled in – something about the jobs was just not right.
There are others who (certainly not me) work the same jobs for years and years with no complaint. My dad was one of those people – the man worked 30 plus years in the same job, never called in sick, took only one vacation, and never complained. How is that even possible?
Having a job you love might not be important to you. Or, you may be content with where you are and who you are in life. If you’re one of the 40% of people who are happy at work – congratulations – this article is not for you!
However, whether you’ve been in your job less than 2 years or more than 20, if you’re always wondering if there is something more for you, read on. If you are one of the 60% who absolutely hate their job, you MUST read on because there is definitely more for you! You just need to decide what it is that truly makes you happy.
Use the following tips to start:
Assess where you are now and ask yourself what really does it for me – what is it that makes me happy to get out of bed in the morning? Is it dancing? Designing federal tax forms? Practicing medicine? Lounge singing? If you can’t decide yet it’s not a problem. Just start thinking about it.
What is it that you don’t like about your current jobs? Is it the job as in the actual work that you do? Or do you have a crummy boss, rotten hours, less salary than you’d like, or terrible co-workers? Decide whether it is the actual work itself or the culture that you are making you unhappy. Pinpoint what it is about the work that is getting in the way of your happiness.
Ask yourself what it is that you value in your work. Is there one particular skill that you use every day (or would love to) that simply makes you forget about time and your surroundings? Is there one project that you’ve worked on in the past that triggered happiness and fulfillment? What was the project? What were the skills you used? What was it about the work that you truly enjoyed?
Decide what business culture is most acceptable to you personally. Consider location, products/services provided, the work environment, as well as corporate values. In addition, think about the level of employee involvement, personal accountability, and ownership that you are interested in. Think of your personality as you think of these each factors.
By using these tips you’ll find out some new things about yourself and about your job – that is the goal for right now. You want to get at what really matters and makes a difference. By the end of your work, you’ll love Monday mornings again, and you’ll move from I hate my job to I have my dream job!
More to come. Watch for additional tips to shift you from I hate my job to I have my dream job!