What To Do If You're Not Happy With Your Job
Let’s be honest - Very few people can say that they’re one hundred happy at the thought of going into work on a Monday morning, but if it gets to Sunday night and you’re completely dreading it, then something needs to change.
While plenty of people would say that they don’t particularly like their job, you’re not supposed to hate it either.
Now that you’ve established that there’s a problem, I bet you’re wondering what you should do about it. Here are five steps that you should take.
1. Try To Fix The Problems
If there is something in particular at work that’s making you feel the way that you do, then try to combat this problem before you do anything else.
If you don’t feel as though you get enough credit for the work that you do, then bring this up with your boss. If you feel isolated at work, try to make friends with a few of your co-workers.
Even a small change can completely alter your perspective.
2. Tidy Up Your Resume
If you’ve done all that you can at work and nothing has changed, then it might be time to start looking for another job. Before you start your search, make sure that you update and improve your resume as much as you can.
There are lots of areas on your resume that could be letting you down, and it’s essential that you get these sorted or your job hunt won’t be very successful.
3. Consider Starting A Business
If you can’t put your finger on why your job makes you miserable, then it could simply be because you’re not passionate about the work that you’re doing, in which case, starting your own business could be the answer.
Of course, there’s a lot that goes into starting and running a business, like market research, hiring employees, and sourcing working capital business loans, so think things through properly. If you’re sure it’s for you, then it could be pretty great.
4. Continue To Work Hard
Whether you’ve decided to work somewhere else or start your own business, you still need to remain professional and get on with your work like you would if you were staying.
After all, what you do now is still going to shape your professional reputation, so it’s important to keep proving your value, especially if you’re going to need a glowing reference from your current boss.
5. Keep Your Plans Quiet
While you’re making plans for your business or searching for a new job, it’s important that you keep it zipped and keep things to yourself.
No one is going to blame you for wanting to try something new, but complaining about your job in the breakroom and saying that you can’t wait to leave looks unprofessional and isn’t respectful to the company that you’ve been with up to this point.
You aren’t supposed to hate your job, so if you do, then it’s time to make some changes. When you aren’t happy at work, it can feel like you’re trapped, but you have much more control than you think, so use it and do what you can to make yourself happy again.