Often times we get complacent in our current positions and we come to work, do our job, and go home. We do not feel challenged or we lost the fire we used to have for the job we once loved. How do you get that back? Is it your responsibility to reignite the fire or is it up to your employer? I think it is both, but ultimately it is up to you to start rubbing the sticks together and get that fire going again. Where do you start? Below are some ideas that will help you come up with a plan of attack to get excited about going to work again.
- Make a list. What do you like about your job, the company you work for, and the people you work with? What made you take your job in the first place? Where do you see yourself in the company?
- Take inventory. What resources do you have at your fingertips, what training does your company offer, what outside resources can you find to help improve your skills?
Once you have completed these two items then you have to decide if you want to continue with the journey. If you answered “yes,” move on to steps 3 and 4. If you answered “no,” you need to decide if you need to start looking for a new job (stay tuned for my blog, I Want to Leave My Job coming soon).
- Talk to your manager/supervisor. Go to them with solutions/ideas on what you want to do to improve your skills, what additional tasks you would like to take on, and ask them for suggestions.
- Put a plan in place. Set goals, use a career road map, and have regular meetings with your manager or mentor.
These are simple steps that can put you on the right track to loving your job. That being said, you have to go into this with a positive mindset and you have to want to love your job.
I am lucky enough to work for a company that believes in the training and development of its current employees, focuses on team moral, and continues to come up with new ideas to improve. I can honestly say that I love my job. What do you love about your job?
Kristi started her career with Celebrity Staff as an Account Manager in July 2013 where she was able to gain insight into the inner workings of the staffing world. In August 2014, she transitioned over to operations as the Office Coordinator and was recently promoted to Operations Assistant. Kristi thrives at the back office piece of things and enjoys taking on tasks that may seem mundane to others. She has recently found her love for helping candidates find their perfect job match. In her spare time, Kristi enjoys spending time with her daughter, Julia, as well as the many family and friends she has in Omaha.