Hate Your Job? Stop Complaining And Take Action

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<div><img src="https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5e1e5a75a854780006e88caf/960×0.jpg?fit=scale" alt="Frustrated" data-height="3585" data-width="5377"></div><figcaption><p class="color-body light-text"><small>Getty</small></p></figcaption></figure><p>As a career coach, I hear every complaint under the sun as to why someone doesn’t like their job. I also see people get into the rut of constantly complaining about the situation without feeling empowered or responsible to do anything about it. </p><p>But it’s a new decade,&nbsp;and a perfect time to seek new opportunities. According to <a href="https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm" target="_blank" class="color-link" title="https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm" rel="nofollow noopener">Glassdoor</a>, in January, there are <a href="https://www.glassdoor.com/research/january-job-search-spike/" target="_blank" class="color-link" title="https://www.glassdoor.com/research/january-job-search-spike/" rel="nofollow noopener">22% more job applications</a> started on their site than in a typical month. Take advantage of a fresh new year to create your own fresh start.</p><p>Below are some tips to help you transform your current career roadblocks into guides for taking action. </p><p><strong>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Assume abundance vs. limited options</strong>. This is the first thing that needs to be tackled. The mindset that there are no options is the number one reason that people throw their hands up and take on the role of a victim. Though there are definite roadblocks that people face such as geography and experience limitations, we are experiencing a great job market at the moment. Even in tougher times, opportunities exist that go beyond your geography due to the accessibility that online businesses and work from home options that are available.</p><p><strong>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Look at where job growth and demand are already abundant.</strong> Glassdoor is a great resource to get you thinking about what’s possible. They’ve just released their annual report that reveals the <a href="https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Best-Jobs-in-America-LST_KQ0,20.htm" target="_blank" class="color-link" title="https://www.glassdoor.com/List/Best-Jobs-in-America-LST_KQ0,20.htm" rel="nofollow noopener">50 Best Jobs in America</a>. They’ve researched which jobs based on earning potential, job satisfaction and job openings. It’s a great place to get ideas of where you might want to invest some time and energy. </p><p><strong>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Align your career choices to your personal purpose.</strong> Though job growth and market trends are insightful of where the job market is going, it shouldn’t solely dictate your career decisions. The clearer you are on what your individual purpose is, the more proactive you can be in building a career that supports that. People who are clear as to how their job supports their individual goals tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction. If I know this job is really about creating time for me to be with my family over rapid growth, then I’ll enjoy a more low-key environment. On the other hand, if I’m all about taking on complex challenges then long hours will feel worthwhile.</p><div class="vestpocket" vest-pocket></div><p><strong>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Shift to listening for the opportunities and guidance vs. obsessing over your grievances. </strong>If you find yourself hating your job, don’t waste your time complaining. Instead, tune in to what the situation is challenging you to do. Should you be going back to school to set you up to qualify for the job you want? Do you need to speak up and make sure your viewpoint is heard? Do you need to finally take that step you’ve been afraid to take towards your dream but risky career path? This isn’t about falsely sugar coating your situation. It’s about using your experiences as a compass vs. getting sucked into a victim mindset.</p><p><strong>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Take one step at a time</strong>. Too often, people are waiting for all the pieces of the puzzle to be perfectly clear and understandable. That’s no way to make things happen. Instead, know what steps you can take while you figure things out. You can usually start reaching out to people that may have more information on what you’re looking to do. At the very least, you can start to look up websites, send away for information and read up on companies or jobs that you’re interested in.</p><div id="lightbox-inline-form-43d23829-320f-4ec8-9373-aa3b252dc212"></div>”>Frustrated

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As a career coach, I hear every complaint under the sun as to why someone doesn’t like their job. I also see people get into the rut of constantly complaining about the situation without feeling empowered or responsible to do anything about it.

But it’s a new decade, and a perfect time to seek new opportunities. According to Glassdoor, in January, there are 22% more job applications started on their site than in a typical month. Take advantage of a fresh new year to create your own fresh start.

Below are some tips to help you transform your current career roadblocks into guides for taking action.

1. Assume abundance vs. limited options. This is the first thing that needs to be tackled. The mindset that there are no options is the number one reason that people throw their hands up and take on the role of a victim. Though there are definite roadblocks that people face such as geography and experience limitations, we are experiencing a great job market at the moment. Even in tougher times, opportunities exist that go beyond your geography due to the accessibility that online businesses and work from home options that are available.

2. Look at where job growth and demand are already abundant. Glassdoor is a great resource to get you thinking about what’s possible. They’ve just released their annual report that reveals the 50 Best Jobs in America. They’ve researched which jobs based on earning potential, job satisfaction and job openings. It’s a great place to get ideas of where you might want to invest some time and energy.

3. Align your career choices to your personal purpose. Though job growth and market trends are insightful of where the job market is going, it shouldn’t solely dictate your career decisions. The clearer you are on what your individual purpose is, the more proactive you can be in building a career that supports that. People who are clear as to how their job supports their individual goals tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction. If I know this job is really about creating time for me to be with my family over rapid growth, then I’ll enjoy a more low-key environment. On the other hand, if I’m all about taking on complex challenges then long hours will feel worthwhile.

4. Shift to listening for the opportunities and guidance vs. obsessing over your grievances. If you find yourself hating your job, don’t waste your time complaining. Instead, tune in to what the situation is challenging you to do. Should you be going back to school to set you up to qualify for the job you want? Do you need to speak up and make sure your viewpoint is heard? Do you need to finally take that step you’ve been afraid to take towards your dream but risky career path? This isn’t about falsely sugar coating your situation. It’s about using your experiences as a compass vs. getting sucked into a victim mindset.

5. Take one step at a time. Too often, people are waiting for all the pieces of the puzzle to be perfectly clear and understandable. That’s no way to make things happen. Instead, know what steps you can take while you figure things out. You can usually start reaching out to people that may have more information on what you’re looking to do. At the very least, you can start to look up websites, send away for information and read up on companies or jobs that you’re interested in.

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