advertisement
Updated 10 April 2013

Love the job you have

Very few people have the jobs they want to do for the rest of their careers. Here are a few ways to turn your current work into a stepping stone, not a stumbling block.

0
Very few people have the jobs they want to do for the rest of their careers – or the rest of the week, for that matter. But rather than melting into a puddle of despondency, here are a few ways to turn your current work into a stepping stone, not a stumbling block.

Take action:


Rather than sitting around wishing for a fairy godmother to "discover" you, draw up a detailed outline of your ideal career – include a list of companies you'd like to work for, as well as qualities you look for in the ideal job; look closely at the ads of jobs you'd like to do in the newspaper, see which qualifications they look for and upgrade your skills accordingly; set new challenges for yourself and become a better employee in the process – get to know the field better by reading up on it or by doing a few short courses; if you feel that your job is no longer challenging, discuss this with your boss – the two of you might be able to come up with a viable solution.

Work-related questions? Post your queries to our Workplace Health Expert.

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Are you sure? »

Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders?

Are you really constipated?

Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc.

True of False? »

SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body

Stop believing these 10 allergy myths

Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.