The new year is often considered the best time to make positive changes in our lives. It’s good to take a moment to consider what in our lives we want to improve. Quitting smoking, taking public transit more, learning a new language… Many people make resolutions about their work, like feeling better at work or working somewhere else.
Be happy at work again
Feeling good at work is essential. The importance of feeling good in what we do cannot be stressed enough. It’s normal to have tasks that we enjoy less than others. However, if you don’t enjoy most aspects of your job, that’s a problem.
Ask yourself what aspects of your job you still enjoy and what aspects weigh on you. If you can name one thing that you enjoy, all is not lost! It may only mean reorienting yourself within the company. The best person to speak to is your immediate supervisor. Your employer most assuredly wants to provide a work environment in which you can flourish. Discuss your professional objectives and other responsibilities you may want to take on.
If, in the end, you decide that you need a major change, you might look a new job. To make sure this major decision has a positive impact on your life, make sure you really think about it and consider all the options before you resign. Make a pros-and-cons list to draw a complete portrait of the advantages and disadvantages of your decision.
Visit the websites of potential employers to identify their values and to make sure they align with your own. Then, look into the types of jobs for which they are hiring. Contact their Human Resources Department or their hiring manager for more information. A rigorous job search will guide you toward a position that is a better fit.
Regardless of what professional resolution you make, give yourself some time to think about it so that you avoid making a rash decision.
If you do decide to find a new job, go to ia.ca/jobs and check out other articles from our expert, Léa Gariépy, in the Advice Zone. Here, you can find a ton of job search strategies.