The grass isn’t always greener. If you aren’t satisfied with your current job, you may think the only solution is to look elsewhere. But leaving an employer often means losing out on career capital. It means having to reestablish and prove yourself in a new, unknown environment.
Instead of searching the want ads, many career-focused professionals work on improving the jobs they already have.
Career coaches call it job crafting.
“Job crafting involves looking at your current job and what you like doing the most, and integrating the two,” said Kyra Cavanaugh, founder of Life Meets Work, a Chicago-based workforce consultancy.
“Very often there are parts of our job that we excel at and get excited about, and there are parts that we procrastinate. Over time, the proportion of what we like and what we don’t can shift and lead to job dissatisfaction,” she said. [This is an example of content we license for our corporate clients. For more information please contact Teresa Hopke, SVP client relations: thopke(at)lifemeetswork.com.]
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