Dealing with a Bad Job
Every job probably sounds better than it is in reality. What happens if your job is a real disappointment?
There is one major reality that all graduates need to understand. Your job is what you make it. Here are some things you need to know about your job.
- You can expand the scope of your job by increasing the contribution you make. Think of new approaches or applications you can bring to your job.
- Show that you can contribute in areas where others can’t. You may be able to transition into these new job responsibilities.
- See if you can help others on their jobs in any extra time you have. If you make good contributions, you may be reassigned to these tasks.
- Talk to your boss about your job. Don’t be a complainer, but let your boss know that you have a lot more to contribute. But before you do this, give your job at least six months. Try to do points 1, 2, 3 above before you meet until your boss.
- Identify a mentor in the company who you can talk to about your current jobs.
- Most companies have an internal job posting system. If all else fails you can apply for other jobs within the company. You will probably need your boss’ approval to do this. The process of applying for another job could stimulate your boss to help improve your job.
No job is ever going to be exciting every day. You need to realize that before you give up on the job you are assigned. You really need to make the effort to make your job something you can enjoy..