Posted: 19 Nov 2019
Working out the reasons why you aren't enjoying your job is the first step on the road to a happier career.
Most candidates switch jobs for positive reasons. They may have outgrown their current position or want to develop new skills and progress to a more senior role. However, we occasionally come across candidates who want to change career because they hate their current job.
Typically, the reasons these candidates cite include:
When you hate your job, that negative feeling often spills over into other areas of your life where it can affect your health, relationships and mental wellbeing. The first step to planning a happier career is working out why you are unhappy. Today, many organisations offer Employee Assistance Programmes which offer a range of services including confidential support and counselling to help with work, family and personal issues. It is worth checking with your current employer to see if this service is available.
Solutions to many of the problems outlined above may be within your control once you have identified what is making you unhappy. For example, it might be possible to arrange a meeting with your boss and ask for help to prioritise tasks if you are feeling overworked. If your boss is not aware that you are struggling, they won’t be able to help you.
If it turns out that the cause of your unhappiness is a culture clash with your employer or if you have simply outgrown your current role, there are almost certainly new opportunities to explore. The key thing is to adopt a positive attitude, work on updating your skills, and look for opportunities to develop new skills and/or advance to a more challenging role. As a specialist in the IT sector, Eolas Recruitment can advise you on the skills most in demand and help you to find relevant opportunities. We’ll also help you to tailor your CV so that it presents your skills and experience in the best possible light. Check out our online reviews and contact us for more information.
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