Oh No, Feeling Stuck in Your Job in 2017?
By Sonya Buck, AgCareers.com Australia
You’re back at work and New Year celebrations seem like a lifetime ago.
Unfortunately, that feeling from last year may have returned and you feel like you are stuck in a rut, but unable to leave your job.
There could be many reasons why you feel you can’t leave including:
If you are happy in your type or work or industry, you can start the job search for something related. If you would like to leave, but are unsure what you want to do next, you’ll need to go through a little soul searching. What excites you? What are you good at? Talk to other people in that industry or role. What do you need to get there – additional study, volunteering or finding a mentor? Make sure if you are changing profession or industry there will be jobs in that field when you finish your study.
Tip: If you are feeling have just had enough and are very keen to leave, you’ll feel more confident if you secure your new role before quitting the last. For one thing, hanging in with your current employer takes away the urgency to get a new job, enabling you to be more selective when choosing your next role.
I have a friend who worked in the same job and company for many years believing she couldn’t do anything else. Once she left a dark cloud seemed to lift from her and she is now incredibly happy and so pleased she finally made the break.
The New Year offers the opportunity to start afresh and considering ‘where to from here’ now might give you the motivation to move jobs and get out of that rut.