CAREER HACK #44 – BAD JOB DILEMA

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Here are my Top 3 Reasons you’re stuck in a Bad Job!

65% of North Americans are stuck in a bad job where they are completely unhappy and unfulfilled! There is no more compelling proof that our hiring system is broken!

So, if you are stuck in a bad job that’s nothing like the one you signed up for, it’s not your fault.  You trusted a system that can’t be trusted.

So here is my list of the top 3 reasons you’re stuck in a bad job.

1.  You trusted the hiring manager to tell the truth!

“Oh yeah we have a super culture and you’ll love the team…” Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
The truth is hiring managers lie!  They lie because they like you and they want you to take their job.   They’re usually way under staffed, super stressed or on the verge of a complete employee exodus and need someone like you – right now.  Whatever the situation they will say whatever they have to if they think they have a “live one” on the line.

2.  You compromised until you were compromised!
So many people will make small compromises when taking a new job thinking it’s not a big deal.

Maybe the company isn’t exactly what I wanted, the job is a little different than was advertised, the pay isn’t what I thought it would be, I have to work longer hours than I hoped etc. All of the ingredients for a bad job!

Individually these aren’t huge sacrifices, but collectively they make a HUGE difference.  3 months later you are sitting in a job thinking you sacrificed everything to be here and they haven’t held up their end of the bargain.

3.  You weren’t honest about your intentions.

Too many people try to “win” the interview so they’ll get the job.  WRONG APPROACH!

I’ve seen this scenario play out too many times.

  • Person applies to 50 jobs.
  • The (bad) companies, the ones they don;t want to work for  are the only ones who call back for an interview.
  • Person goes to interview anyway. Why not, what can it hurt?
  • They sell themselves by saying whatever they have to say to “win” the interview.
  • They get a job offer for a job they don’t want with a company they don’t like and…
  • They find a way to get excited about that job they don’t want with a company they don’t like.

Final thoughts…

Be yourself (on purpose), don’t compromise and don’t trust anyone!

Remember, it’s your life and you deserve to work at a job that makes you happy and allows you to do the things you love.  Work doesn’t have to suck.  It can be awesome.

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