No matter how much you are being paid, no one wants to walk into the office and prepare for a long day of doing something that you are not passionate about.
Sound like your situation? Well, then get out of your comfort zone and make a change.
We’ve all had jobs that we could not wait to leave. Just a few years ago, I used to work at a place that I just could not stand. I wasn’t passionate about the clients, the team chemistry within the agency was just not suited for me, and I’d leave to go to the restroom at least 12x a day just to clear my head (honestly, it wasn’t because I had a medical issue). So why did I go there? Money talks.
But what am I trying to get at? The moral of the story is don’t stay at a job that you hate. And instead of going to another agency or working in-house (good luck finding those opps..) for a company you are not interested in, go apply and make connections at places you DO want to work for. Shoot a note to an HR person at a specific company you are interested in, connect with someone on LinkedIn, or even follow a group like HAPPO to see what’s out there.
Jobs are never easy to come by, especially during today’s economic climate, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to go to a place you want to be at. Otherwise, if you continue exploring opportunities at companies where you are not passionate about the work, you are just going to end up back where you started … being a frustrated, miserable worker.
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