Make the most of your current job
BEING in a job you don’t like can sometimes feel like being in a relationship with one guy but secretly wishing you were in a relationship with another. You might even hate your current position and have your heart set on the perfect job, but being happy at work means giving your best in your current position, and when the time is right, moving on to something better.
Seriously consider how you feel about your current job. If you’re ready to get up and leave everything behind (including your very own, top of the range personalized PC) then it’s high time you implemented some changes. Consider what you’d like to improve on. Is it the salary? Is it flexibility? Is it status?
If your current position doesn’t offer any room for growth, approach your boss to discuss new opportunities. Inform him about projects you’re most interested in and where your strengths really lie. Talk about how you can improve processes or lend your skills to the team.
A promotion won’t find you unless you work towards finding it. In many cases, this means growing your skill set. A lack of skills can hold you back. Start learning the skills that will help you get to where you want to be.
When you spend all of your time and energy on something that may not even exist, days will feel longer and you will get negative. Use the time you have to focus on what’s on the prize. Consider all the best aspects of your job, and try to do more of that. Do you have amazing teammates? Maybe you can help to organise the staff party. Do you enjoy designing? Ask to join in on the next design plan- ning meeting.
It’s easy to feel like you need change when you and your job are like an old married couple. Add some excitement to your day by meeting up with friends after work, hitting the gym or enjoying a leisurely dinner with a loved one. Sometimes all it can take to find a balance between your professional and personal life is readjusting your schedule. If not, it may be time to reconsider your current position.
If you really can’t find time to unwind after hours, then consider moving to a new position, one where you have a shorter commute, or more flexible hours.
If your health and happiness, and not just your financial gain, are the main focus when looking for an incredible employer, you should keep a look out for certain characteristics before accepting what you think is the best job offer.
Sure, we all love a healthy bank account, but what good is money if your health takes a beating?
You don’t have to settle for anything less. There are plenty of employers who provide the benefit of worry-free finances. Employers who guarantee providing total gains, ensure good health and welfare of their staff before, during and after employment do exist. So, before saying, “Thank you; I accept your offer” make sure you’ve done your homework and have researched all the advantages and disadvantages of the company you’re about to join.
Take a look around when you’re going for your interview. Are the employees truly happy or are they putting on the ‘happy face’ only when in public.
Employee happiness cannot be an all incorporated advantage of a company, but ask yourself: “Are 90 percent of the employees happy in their work environment with the benefits they’re offered?”
Does the employer show appreciation to everyone? Every company’s goal should be to treat employees equally regardless of their position.
Does the executive team value their employees and regularly demonstrate their importance in the company’s success?
Can and do the employees trust their executive team? Is the executive team saying one thing yet doing another?
Are all employees encouraged to show ownership? When ownership is taken in the success of a company, employees feel they are truly a part of the company. Does this employer guide their team to show ownership?
Are all employees working in a pleasant environment and not subjected to negativity? Do they truly enjoy working for the employer?
When management does not show value, demonstrate appreciation and regularly provide encouragement to their staff, the overall moral diminishes and production suffers. — Carees24.com
IF your current position doesn’t offer any room for growth, approach your boss to discuss new opportunities.