What to Do When You Don’t LOVE Your Job

Not every job you will have is going to be your dream job and that’s just the reality of it. Some of us get lucky and score our professional passion right away and have the clear vision of what we want and how to get it. On the other hand, some of us can be a bit confused and unfulfilled with our day to day role, which is okay and natural too.

Nevertheless, there are many ways to still thrive at work even if you don’t absolutely love your role or are interested in the subject matter. Here are a few things to think about to continue a successful career even if you aren’t being with joy in the office.

  • Write out a list of your accomplishments and learning points

Noting what you have achieved and learned over a period of time can be incredibly motivating for an individual to keep working hard and not just hardly working.

  • Build in structure to your day.

We all have those tasks we HATE to do. Some of those administrative items that are just a headache. Rather than forget about them and get in trouble, it’s best to build it into your day’s structure for thirty minutes. This way you know when you have to do it and when it will be over with.

  • Network internally.

There are plenty of individuals waiting to speak with you but you have to make the effort to ask to chat. Sit down with a few colleagues a week to grab coffee and learn what they do, it might interest you and you could find a new passion!

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani CareerEdge Content Creator Yasmeen Alwani