Today we’re going to change the way you think about your career, what you like about it and what might be driving you crazy. I’m going to hit you with the top 4 reasons you’re looking for a different job and what you should try to change before blaming your unhappiness on the organization you are working for.
There are many nuanced issues involved in career satisfaction. Making more money is not the only reason that employees are changing jobs.
Top 4 Reasons Why You’re Looking for a Different Job:
1. You want engagement in your work. How you feel at work and in your personal life will influence how you perform at work. Being expected to do more and not get paid more depletes your energy and enjoyment. So, what should you do about it? I present a few choices you can change to improve the situation because it’s not always the organization’s fault.
2. You want to be renewed at work. You have to take some breaks! It’s important to use these short breaks productively so I ask you “How do you renew yourself?”
3. You want to be able to focus. People don’t like interruptions. By analyzing your daily work habits you’ll find that there are many interruptions and you end up doing things that don’t help you fulfill your goals. Procrastination is not your friend.
4. You want purpose. How you derive meaning is not only dependent on you. Have you asked your boss for development opportunities? If you invest in yourself you will see rewards.
Action Assignment: What can you do for yourself at work now that you have been armed with that information? See what you can make happen by doing a little research about what you want and bringing it to your boss before you just blame the organization for your discontent.
Let me know how things go and if this information makes a difference in your career. Remember, it’s your career and it’s up to you!