Career Advice

What To Do When You Hate Your Job

Your Area Postings 24 Jul, 2017

When you absolutely hate your job, it can be misery just having to show up for work every day. Hang in there for a little while longer, and read through these tips, which will help you find better days.

Use Visualization

When things are really at that the boiling point and you’re on the verge of walking into your boss’s office and quitting on the spot; take a breath. Stop and visualize what it would be like if you were out of a job. Use Visualization. Picture yourself at home counting the days until you’re broke. Pretty sad, right? This simple visualization technique should get you through for a while.

Update Your Resume

The first thing you need to do is to update your resume. Dust it off and add any new experience or job history necessary. Consider investing in a professional resume writing service so you that you can be sure to put your best foot forward.

Make Use of Every Spare Minute

There's no time to waste if you really hate your present job. For at least a while, forgo movie nights and weekend afternoons at the beach. You need to go full steam ahead on finding a new job. Persistence and tenacity pays off, so make use of every spare minute to work on getting your new job offer.

Try to Make the Best of Things

In the meantime, try not to dwell on the bad situation at your current job, at least while you’re at work. You owe it to yourself and your boss to do the best you can while you’re still employed there. First, your efforts will pay off with a good job recommendation, and second, if you sabotage your work, you could end up losing that recommendation. Never burn bridges in the employment world, because you don’t know when you'll run into those people again in the future.