You finally got your dream job. Then, like almost everyone else, you start to realise the job wasn’t everything you’d hoped for. Maybe the culture wasn’t what you expected. Maybe your boss is hard to get along with. Maybe you’ve just lost sight of the reason you took the job in the first place.
Just like in any major life decision, you eventually start second guessing your career choice. So, how can you find the passion you once had?
Revisit Your Original Goals – Look back at why you started this career and remember the joy it brought you and what influenced you to start the particular career your in. Remember what made you first want to join the company. Was it to help people? Or was it because it was an innovative and challenging company that you believed would challenge what you know and help you grow?
Speak to your Supervisors – Talk to your mentors or supervisors and see how they can help make your work more challenging if it is to easy or ask for help if it is to hard. Maybe start a project that you have been thinking about to help motivate you.
Take A Long, Hard Look – Look at what is making you unhappy and do something about it. The company you joined could have the completely wrong culture for you and there is somewhere else that would fit you a lot better and bring back the satisfaction you have lost.