This Week in Career Advice: Why You Can't Move on From a Job You Hate
Another year is coming to a close, and you find yourself at the same job you can’t stand. If you hate your job so much, why is it so hard for you to move on?
Truth be told, it’s a combination of insecurity, uncertainty, and a fear of the unknown. Work It Daily breaks down the reasons keeping you from finding a better opportunity.
You’re to Afraid To Move On
What’s behind this fear? Change is hard and with a new job comes new responsibilities, a new environment, and new work friends.
How can you overcome it? Look before you leap. Researching any new position is key to ensure you’re a right fit. This means asking the right kinds of questions, looking into the company, and browsing employees on LinkedIn.
You’re Unsure and Insecure About What You Have to Offer
What’s behind this fear? You don’t feel like you’ve got what it takes to make it anywhere else.
How can you overcome it? Boost your ego by taking note of your skillset: write down every skill you have and compare it to the skills required to complete the job you’re applying for. Chances are you’re more qualified than you’re giving yourself credit for, but if you find yourself lacking a particular skill, now is the time to add it to your repertoire through online classes or local workshops.
You’re Unsure About What to do Next
What’s behind this fear? Sometimes the biggest hurdle to cross is deciding what you want to do next. If you’re unfulfilled at your current job, the proposition of leaving it for another unsatisfactory job doesn’t seem very appealing.
How can you overcome this fear? Learn about different types of roles with different types of companies. Meet with friends, colleagues, and mentors to get an idea of the kinds of roles available, and your preference towards any.
For more advice on leaving a job you no longer love, continue reading at Word It Daily.