Firstly, I almost wrote hate but think that it is too strong a word and massively overused in today’s world!
Also, this is not about having a bad day or being peeved because your boss/client/colleague has had a go at you. This is more of a prolonged feeling…
Surely then, life is too short, there are plenty of jobs out there and you rate yourself, so why bother staying somewhere that consistently fails to give you the fulfilment you need???
A few easy answers: money, job security, risk adversity, loyalty, friends, logistical reasons.
Everyone is in their own personal situation, so it is impossible to completely generalise. Also, being loyal and wanting job security is to be applauded undoubtedly.
However, the one from the above list that I really would challenge is being risk adverse.
Try not to be too comfortable for too long. You will soon become stale, lose passion and not learn anything.
Out of all of the thousands of people I have met to discuss their careers, no-one has ever told me that they left a job they didn’t like and it was a mistake. I would never advocate leaving and going to any available role and you must balance the situation and then come up with the best solution.
If you are in this situation, here is some of my advice:
- Is the situation resolvable? If so, try to do so.
- Have you been in your role a reasonable amount of time? If not, then try to do so. Things can improve and sometimes having the persistence to bounce back is a great skill.
- What don’t you like about your role? Try not to be in the same situation again…
- Don’t leave without another job unless it is truly untenable
- Be proactive about finding another role
- Don’t jump on the first role that comes along
- Be positive. Ensure your prospective new employer knows you are being PULLED into a position rather then PUSHED from another one.
- Land that new job!
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