The Great Escape: Look Before You Leap If You Can’t Stand Your Job

“Do what you love, and the money will follow.”

what-to-do-if-you-do-not-enjoy-your-job-textDon’t you feel like sometimes people that give career advice don’t have to live in the real world like the rest of us?

How are you supposed to follow your bliss and chase your dreams, when it takes every ounce of your strength to simply get up in the morning? You make yourself go to the job you hate, desperately hoping for something better.

If this sounds like you, you are not alone. Every day, I talk to people who feel like they can’t face another day at the job they dread. Every day, they fight the temptation to barge into the boss’s office and give him a piece of their minds.

It’s important to follow your heart and chase the career dreams you’ve left on the backburner for so long. It’s understandable that the raw frustration you feel drives you to want to walk out.

Before you storm out of the office forever, though, stop. Take a deep breath. Consider these important thoughts as you map out the healthiest and happiest future you can imagine.

Where are you going?

What happens after you quit your job? What’s going to make the next place so much better?

If you’re facing a mean boss that demands more than you can handle, ask yourself, “Where am I headed that’s going to be better than this?”

Not every job situation is a good fit. But if you find yourself constantly on the move, it might be time to direct your focus toward figuring out what has you so discontented. If you’re hopping from job to job, chances are good that your current one isn’t the cause of your stress.

Get Support

If you’re not in a position to leave the job you hate, find someone you love to vent to. If you keep your frustration to yourself, you’ll eventually pay the price. One day, something will happen that will set you off. Holding your emotions inside you can even ruin your health.

Confide in a friend. Scream and yell. Get help and remind yourself that you are not alone.

Give Yourself a Break

If you have time off available, take it. If you’ve been saving that time off, take it anyway. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at your job, you need time to regroup and reassess the situation.

Also, cut yourself some slack. During this time of volatile emotions, give yourself permission to mess up. Go easy on yourself. Take extra time with loved ones, or recharge doing whatever you love.

Keep Quiet

Don’t broadcast the frustrations you’re experiencing. Don’t live Tweet every moment, and keep that stuff off Facebook. Confide in a handful of people you trust.

Every tweet, post, or comment you make on the internet can ruin your chances at landing your dream job. You might even get fired if your employer sees the stuff you thought was private.

Nothing you post on the internet is private.

What’s the First Small Step?

It’s important to have goals that excite you. But it’s also important to create positive momentum so you reach those goals.


First, ask yourself, “What one thing can I do today that would move me closer to getting hired?” Maybe it’s calling me – certified resume writer Vivian Adkins at (321) 442-7994 – for your job-winning resume. Maybe it’s reconnecting with old friends, family, and colleagues to see if they have any job leads.

Take action today. Find out what jobs are available in the field you’re choosing. Send resumes. Make the calls. Do whatever it takes to find a better offer.

What’s Most Important?

Finally, what matters to you most? Take time to cherish the people in your life. Sometimes, the best way to recharge is to figure out what stands out as your highest priority.

What matters most at your job? What’s the worst part about it? What’s the best? What do you wish was different? Armed with this information, you’ll feel prepared to take on the challenge of seeking better employment.

Above all, though, maintain a positive attitude and work as hard as you can. Create goodwill that translates into solid references, keep your nose clean, and keep dreaming of the future career you deserve. It’s within your reach.

Make an investment in your future with a resume / CV and cover letter written by Vivian Adkins, CPRW of Foremost Resumes. Foremost Resumes offers affordable resume writing services – resume prices are published here. If you have any questions about my resume services, call or text 1-321-442-7994.

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Thank you!

—Vivian Adkins, Resume Writer at Foremost Resumes

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Vivian Adkins, CPRW
Vivian Adkins, CPRW is the owner of Foremost Résumés and a Certified Résumé Writer. On this blog you can learn about résumés, how LinkedIn can help with your job search, how to conduct an online job search, and more.
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