If you feel that in your current job you’re bored or stuck in a situation where there’s no way to advance, then seeking a better job may be the best thing to do. But for now, don’t give up your day job. At least until you’ve found something better unless you have a working spouse who’s very understanding.
You need to ask yourself what you want to be doing. What you need to do is consider all your special interests and skills. Find out where you excelled at the present time and while you were at school. You need to set some near term and long term goals.
To see if there’s a chance of advancement or change of jobs in the company, start examining with your present job. You can find out your options by talking to your boss or company counselor.
Threatening them with leaving or expressing your unhappiness with what you’re doing is not a good idea. Just let them know you want to do better and ask what they can do to help. Most companies will do what they can to help you be the best you can be. After all, it’s for the better of the company if the employer wants to do better.
Determine what you’re qualified for and if it doesn’t fit with what you want then get qualified by attending school, taking special classes or reading books. You need to be realistic when it comes to your job expectations. There are some people who would start at the top. When you update your resume, highlight your strengths and education. Double check your resume for accuracy and neatness.
Your springboard to a new and better job is a good interview. Make sure you wear the appropriate clothes for the job you’re seeking. Better to dress up than dress down. For the position you’re applying for, you need to make good eye contact and show enthusiasm and knowledge. Don’t say bad things about your current or former employer.
Your special interest and hobby can also be turned into a career. Perhaps you could start out converting your hobby into a money making venture while continuing your present job. Many times what you’re enjoying as a pastime could become a good second income or more.
If making jewelry is what you enjoy doing, you can sell them at an online auction or craft fair. Another thing you can do is become a jewelry salesperson and advance to a jewelry buyer or repair person.
Writing presents many opportunities and you can do this at home or anywhere you have a laptop. You may not get rich as a travel writer but it offers many perks of sometimes traveling and eating for free.
Entrepreneurs selling things online look for ghostwriters who can write sales letters and articles. Always in demand to work from home or any advertising agency are good copywriters.
Talents such as dancing, gardening or being good with animals all offer many opportunities to transform these hobbies into moneymakers or job changers. To see if jobs are being offered in these related fields, check the ads. Getting a better job takes time and effort. But, if you’re not happy with your current place of employment it will be worth it. You’ll be the one to decide if you really want to search for a new job.