I love my job but…
- my company is staffed with psychos.
- I’m spinning my wheels with no chance of advancement.
- it’s not what I thought it was going to be.
Sometimes your job isn’t exactly what you thought it was going to be and it goes beyond simply the not-so-thrilling aspects of the job. It may be time to change your company or even your career but first you need to determine which.
If you love your job but not your company, first try to figure out how to make things work where you’re at. Talk to your boss. Learn to deal with the psychos. Make the best of the situation. Remember, it’s your job, not your life.
If you feel as though you’re not getting anywhere – talk to your boss about your chances for advancement and what you would need to do to get there. You might have overlooked something such as education or soft skills. Then polish up that curriculum vitae, start networking both in-person and online and let people know that you’re available to enter offers but be coy about it – you don’t want to lose one job before you get another.
If, however, the job simply isn’t what you thought it was going to be due to the nature of the job then you may need to look at what you really want to do. There isn’t a job out there where you will be in love with it every moment of every day. Statistically it just isn’t possible. The good news is, your current job may be the jumping off point for a new career. Analyze what you do like about your job and look into how to expand that into a career that you’ll love. Be forewarned that you may need to go back to school or take a cut in pay to have a job that fulfills you. It will be a hard choice but it is your choice.