You hate your job. However, it seems that you cannot secure one you might like in near time. Therefore, you finally decide to stay with the current job you have, even if you despise it. However, you can still try to level up and boost your career even if you do hate the actual job. Here are several practical ways to do just that.
Find Your Own Specialty
You may hate the job on the entire onset. However, you can possibly still find at least one aspect of the job that you are good at. Immerse yourself in that particular aspect more than you do at others. Moreover, do not hesitate to also add your contributions by voicing out your ideas for the business process improvement if you have one. This will add your value in your boss’ eyes.
Make Some Friends
You spent most of your time at work during the week. Therefore, it is only logical for you to make some close friends with the people at the office. They can share their stories and brighten your days at the job you do not like. Otherwise, you might get really bored and stressed every single day. Networking may also lead you to find information on career opportunities you may eventually like in the future.
Set Some Small Goals (and Celebrate Them)
Set several small and realistically achievable goals. Your purpose is to achieve your dream, to begin with. Therefore, it is important to still hold fast onto that dream. Meanwhile, when you are still in the current job, keep track on the goals you have achieved no matter how small they are. Consider the chance to work on the job as a learning experience for you to find what you really want from a career.
Get Feedback From Trustworthy People
Learn from other people. Ask feedback from people you know who will not mislead or give you negative advice about your current career. It will open your eyes to a new way of seeing things through other people’s perspectives. It will also help you figure out the pros and cons of your current situation. You can decide what you can do next after that to boost your career.
Do Thorough Research
Read books and gain yourself some knowledge regarding the industry you are in. Read some more about industries that you think interesting for you. It is crucial to be knowledgeable about your job to actually implement some ways to boost your career in that particular industry you are now in. Furthermore, do not forget to find some outlets to let you share or implement that newly learned knowledge.