Are you completely happy with your current job? If not, now is
a great time to analyze your job satisfaction. There are ten sure
signs that you are experiencing job dissatisfaction. If you:
Dread Mondays or coming to work
Can’t wait for Friday
Are often bored at work
Feel tired or chronically fatigued
Avoid your boss and dread meetings
Have no enthusiasm or sense of self-worth
Feel like you are getting nowhere in your job
Take work stress home
Question your choice of industry or occupation
Can’t think of a way out
Any of the above signs indicate a need for change. The biggest
career mistake is to ignore those indicators. A head-in-the-sand
mentality can lead to a downward career spiral that ends with
disappointment and “what if” regrets.
Here are three great ways to facilitate positive change.
Is the problem your boss or employer or is it that you have
chosen the wrong occupation? Before you take any action, make sure
you know what needs to change.
Don’t make the mistake of throwing away a good career
(ex. accounting, sales, finance) when the problem is really the
person you work for. On the flip side, if you’re not cut out
for sales, then changing employers isn’t going to help the
A career coach can guide you to determine which of these
problems is causing your unhappiness and give you ideas for your
next career move.
Updating your resume can give you a great confidence boost.
You’ll feel better immediately if you know you are ready
whenever opportunity knocks.
Be careful, however, that your resume doesn’t resemble a
house with too many additions, each resembling a different style.
If you have simply added to the same old resume job after job,
it’s time to “tear down that old shack” and
rebuild your resume from the ground up.
If your old resume format doesn’t live up to your
professional image, you may want to consult a resume coach.
You’d never wrap a ruby ring in old newspaper, and you should
never present your career with anything less than professional
If you have been on the job for a couple of years, your
interview skills are probably rusty. Don’t make the mistake
of blowing off the first few interviews as practice. They might be
the perfect jobs for you!
You’ll feel much more confident and comfortable if your
interview skills are honed before you step into the first
interview. To determine your current level of interview expertise,
answer the following questions:
If you aren’t sure, then it may be time to visit with a
career coach who can help you prepare to WOW them in every
Job dissatisfaction is an indication of needed change. Take
the steps of change by investing in the appropriate job-search
skills and tools, and you will be in a position to change your job
and your life for the better.