We have all been in a situation where we find ourselves not liking our job. In most situations it’s a matter of regrouping and discovering underlying opportunities to succeed. However, there are times when you simply need to find a new job because things aren’t working. Ok, so if you aren’t really stoked or engaged by your job how can you make the most of it? Here are 4 ways to make the most of a bad job:

1. Find the positives

Having that aching feeling in the pit of your stomach before going to work isn’t something to take lightly. However, if you make the decision to look for another job try to find some positives at your current job. It might be a manager or a co-worker or customers. Find something or someone that can be a guiding light in a dreary time for you.

2. Recommit yourself

Sometimes simply recommitting yourself to the job is just what the doctor order. It might be our perspective that is making the job feel bad. Sit down with your manager and Human Resources and look for ways that can make your experience bad. Sometimes it takes others around you to give you some insight of getting the most from your opportunity.

3. Know your role

We might feel it’s a bad job because we don’t truly know our role. Like the tip above, recommitting yourself to the role and learning it inside out will give you a better evaluation of what your limitations, expectations and goals are in relation to it. Don’t be afraid to ask for help–you can only get better by learning from your mistakes.

4. Being the Best You

Sometimes there is no getting around a bad job–poor management, subpar co-worker support, or bad services. You have to think about how you can be the best you because you can’t control outside factors. This might be your best better in getting through a bad job.

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