What to Do When Your Job is Lackluster
We all have been though it. The New Shiny job syndrome. You get exited about the interview, the anticipation of waiting to see if you get the job, and the first lovely 6-9 months of the new job. Oh yes this is all the fun lovely part of new job. But what happens when your shiny new job starts to look like a dull sterling silver earring?
There are a few way to get the lackluster job looking like new again.
Review your job description When you get a new job the work begins by defining what your job is and learning the territory. to make sure your still on your toes and sharp take a look at your job description you might be surprised to know that there might be some aspects of your position that you have yet to tackle. Reviewing your job description and starting new projects based on your responsibilities will have you feeling like it day one all over again.
Connect with an industry buddy
Connecting and sharing ideas is one of the best was to get motivated and refreshed. Attend an industry meeting or convention and get connected with people who do the same job as you do. It does not have to necessarily be in the same industry but make sure the person who you connect with has some of the same overall responsibilities as you. Schedule monthly meetings with your new industry buddy, getting a fresh perspective will give you a jump-start in no time.
Become an industry expert
The more you know the more you grow. Diving into your industry and subject matter expert can really lead to new and exciting opportunities within your job. If people are looking to you for information, not only will you look like the shining star of the company, you will also gain skills that can lead to promotions, or extra income as speaker or consultant.