Recent surveys show that 70% of people hate their jobs and most are actively looking for another one! Putting aside all of the specific reasons and circumstances, that’s a whole lot of unhappy people. It’s natural for professionals to feel that way because many people are wrapped up in their job, since it provides income to support their family and a sense of identity. If you’re working full-time, odds are you spend at least a quarter of all of your time at work! Life is too short to be unfulfilled, especially in your career.

Have you ever said, “I hate my job”? If you have, or just feel discontent with your current position, you are not alone. Are you overworked, under-utilized, and/or unappreciated? Those are some of the top reasons people are dissatisfied. Really think about what is making you frustrated. Is it your unrealistic and demanding boss, gossiping coworkers, or horrible conditions? Make a list of those circumstances to release your grievances. Career coaching helps people navigate the working world and find their ideal career.

Now, write down what you appreciate about your job. I know this might seem difficult, but lets get very simple here. Does your job pay your bills? Do you have any benefits: health, dental, or vision? Are there any perks like a flexible working schedule, choice in your office environment, or travel? Any incentive, as small as providing office snacks might go on your list. How do you feel now? Are you still thinking, “I hate my job”? If so, consider these three questions for being successful in your next position.

What are you learning from this experience?

Think about the new talents you’ve acquired up until this point. What did you learn at this organization? Maybe your position based in client relations, so you’ve learned all about customer satisfaction and conflict resolution. If you have a research position, its possible that you’ve improve your investigation skills. Or perhaps you are coordinating meetings and events, and are now proficient in planning all of the details. What other lessons have you learned?

What skills can you apply to your next position?

Reflect on your current abilities and how they can be applicable to other positions or departments. What can you do with those communication skills you’ve developed dealing with difficult coworkers? How can you benefit from those organizational skills you’ve mastered to keep yourself and your team on track? Now is the time to think about applying them to your life and your next position. How can you use these skills to grow? Find creative ways to incorporate these talents in your resume. Highlight them in your current job description or list them in a different section.

Why are you choosing to work here?

Yes, you are choosing to work at your current job everyday you walk through the office door. Based on reading the list of things that you appreciate, you might have gained clarity around this. Is it really as bad as it seems? Know that you can make a choice to form an exit strategy and leave this job. If quitting is what you want, then what is holding you back? Working with a coach can help you be prepared, confident, and successful in your next position.

If you constantly have negative thoughts and feelings about your job, its time to take a hard look at your current situation. After considering your grievances at work and the things you appreciate, how do you feel? Career coaching can help you transition to an occupation you are passionate about and start loving your life again.

Author's Bio: 

Porschia Parker is a Certified Professional Coach, Founder of Fly High Coaching: and the Millennial Performance Institute.

When she is not coaching, Porschia enjoys traveling, cooking, and working with animals.

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