I always felt that public relations was the right career path for me but after just a two years in my first firm, I began to seriously doubt it. The conditions there were awful and there was a toxic environment here I had to fulfill os many tasks, there was no opportunity to get on, the clients were limited and quite honestly I doubted whether or not I could do the job. I didn’t look at the company as being culpable, but myself and the career choice that I’d made. I decided to go for an interview with brilliant Interdependence public relations, and I told myself that this would be the last roll of the dice. That was 5 years ago and I am still working with the firm, who have helped me to achieve everything that I could dream of. It wasn’t the career choice that was wrong, it was my first job choice.
If you are unhappy, here is why you should look for another company to work for.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Companies go through peaks and troughs and sometimes you can just join a company at the wrong time. If you do this then you are going to be walking into a position which is massively under pressure to delver results and this is going to change how people work within the business. This is not to say that you are in the career, just the wrong position at the wrong moment in time.
Not everyone has the luxury of liking or having a good relationship with their boss but at the every least you should respect your boss and how they do their job. Unfortunately not everyone can have a boss like this and if you have some real reservations about yours and it doesn’t look like they are going to be leaving any time soon, it is you who should make the move and head off to a different company.
Hit the Ceiling
In my old job it was very clear that there was a celling for me and that any ambitions which I had to get higher up the ladder weren’t going to be supported by the company. If you feel that you have reached this ceiling and that you are not going to get pushed up the ladder then look for someone who is going to give you that opportunity. Sometimes it has nothing to do with your ability to work, sometimes your face just doesn’t fit, if this happens go somewhere where it will.
The Grass Can Be Greener
There is always that dilemma that the grass isn’t greener on the otters side but you know what, sometimes the grass on the other side is greener, softer and beautiful to look at and you will never know until you head over there to check it out for yourself .
Don’t waste away in a job you hate, make that change before it’s too late.