Unhappy With Your Job? Let Your Work Do The Talking

[tweetmeme source=”worob” only_single=false http://www.URL.com]We all know that employee morale remains low despite signs that the economy is slowly getting better. People aren’t happy with titles and compensation levels, and recruiters are getting slammed everyday with resumes of professionals asking for new opportunities. But rather than complain, whine, and sulk about your clients and work environment, why not continue to work hard and do an awesome job in an effort to get to where you want to be?

I’m a firm believer in that those who go above and beyond and show their value to management will be rewarded. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a better paycheck (though that absolutely helps), but rather it gives you options. Getting the job done and being a team player affords you the opportunity to be transparent with the boss(es) and discuss with them where you see your career going and what you’d like to be able to do moving forward. If you don’t give it your all at your job then I can assure you that not many senior-level people will put their efforts into helping you if you aren’t helping them or the agency.

I’m not saying that if you are miserable at your job that you should stay at it. Not at all. I’m just saying that if you do great work then you become that much more attractive to your company and prospective employers. Ultimately, you will reap the benefits (new title, more money, better role, new job opportunity) in the end.


7 comments on “Unhappy With Your Job? Let Your Work Do The Talking

  1. I think there sometimes can come a point where being “great” at your job becomes self-perseverance. If you are miserable, get on (or create!) as many projects as possible, initiate coalitions with other organizations for your company, etc. Why? To boost your resume like crazy.

    I was very unhappy at one of my past jobs and, even though my extra work and effort had a tendency to irritate the people who wanted me to leave (can’t get rid of someone for poor work performance if they have exponentially increased the visibility of your company and formed solid partnerships with major players!), putting in that extra effort definitely paid off. The network I gained from my initiatives stayed with me and the job experience has made me a better professional.

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