Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How to Not Hate Your Job

Do you hate your job? In general, when your job no longer fulfills your interest, it's time to move on. However, at times like these, making job moves may be tough. While the global economy is unstable, leaving is not the best option to get yourself rid of work uncertainties. What do we suggest you to do? JobsDB Singapore shares to you the following tips.

Make friends. You need to connect with your co-workers to be appreciated. "Internally it is important that you are respected and seen as being helpful in your peer group and it also helps if you are liked", says Kelly Services. Friendships also create stronger teams and thus, can increase your productivity. Judy Worrell and Brian Ward shares, "[buddying-up] makes work easier to manage and less stressful." Having office friends can also help you stay positive in your career outlook -- having "close" people to talk with adds levity to an otherwise boring day.

Look into the enjoyable aspects of your work. "We can choose to put good stuff in [on our minds] on a regular basis", says Chris Widener. Find an activity you enjoy, for instance. While your day may be filled with tasks you despise, having one activity in the office that you enjoy can serve as an encouragement. If there is none, approach your supervisor and ask him about upcoming projects that may be of interest to you.

Be active outside of work. Look for trainings and workshops that run a course you enjoy. Kelly Services shares with us, "Outside of your workplace you can enhance your interpersonal skills with activities such as competitive sport which is brilliant for team building or perhaps acting which is a big confidence booster for many people." Plus, being active outside of work can increase your confidence to make friends.

Make use of the situation to develop yourself. Think of your present situation as an opportunity to prepare for something good in the future. Christina Lee says, "mistakes can provide powerful learning and go a long way towards developing your career. Make a recommendation regarding how to salvage the situation or to reduce the impact."

Lastly, Show off. This will make you feel better about the work you are doing. "[This will] give you a boost when you need it", says Judy Worrell and Brian Ward.

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JobsDB Singapore - Singapore's finest resource for jobs and career publications.

Remaining Relevant in the Workplace by Kelly Services by Kelly Services

Top Ten Tips for Improving the Quality of Your Work Life by Judy Worrell and Brian Ward

Keeping Your Mind Tuned for Success by Chris Widener

Learning From Your Mistakes by Christina Lee