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What To Do When You Hate Your Job

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If you’re not happy with your current job or the people you work with, don’t put up with it!

Related: #1 Reason You Hate Work (And How You Can Fix It)

Begin to look for something else because you don’t deserve or need to be unhappy at the workplace. We spend so much of our life at work that being unhappy will only begin to start impacting on all aspects of your life.

Start to network (use networking websites such as LinkedIn to begin making contact), and if required prepare your resume so it’s ready to send out to hiring managers and recruitment agents.

It is always worth having an up-to-date resume on hand as you never know what opportunities will present themselves to you.

What To Do If You Hate Your Job

Be proactive about finding a new job. It is very easy to get down about your job so ensure that you set an action plan to begin the process of finding a new one. Creating an action plan will also give you more guidance as prepare your exit strategy. Here are some tips:

Network

The world has changed so much in last 10 years. With social networking sites such as LinkedIn (there are now literally hundreds of networking sites online) you actually have access to contact hiring managers or bosses directly where you would have previously never had the opportunity to do so.

Utilise social networking sites, but remember to maintain a professional image. This includes a professional picture, professional resume and an overall “professional image”.

Work For Yourself

Working for a boss is not everyone’s cup of tea (it’s not most people’s cup of tea!). If you believe you can provide a good or service that will make you money, then don’t be afraid to take that daunting step and start working for yourself. Be your own boss and set your own rules!

Exit Strategy

Preparing an exit strategy is a key element to beginning the process of leaving your job. As much as you would like to walk into your boss’s office right now and hand in your resignation paper, this may not be the wisest decision. Although you may hate your job, the last thing you need is to be unemployed and without an income.

Set yourself a timeframe to leave the job and begin to prepare your job seeking strategy. It may take longer to leave your job, but at least you are making money in your current job while you look for a new one.

If you hate your job, hate your boss or a mixture of both don’t put up with being unhappy. Begin planning on leaving the job and find a new job that will put that smile back on your face!

This post was originally published at an earlier date.

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2 comments

  1. Good premise and I’m on board with it. Knowing what site the article is posted on I understand why the HR dogma stamp of approval content is in there. Still, good, upbeat advice. The core message is on target. If you can’t stand what you’re doing you’re probably not doing the right thing and it’s time to move on.

    I know I can work 80 hours a week and not even notice it if it’s something I care about but I’m looking for the door by lunch Monday if I can’t stand what I’m doing.

    Human nature, be aware of it. What causes us pain is an indicator that something is wrong.

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