I hate my job – what do I do?
I hear this phrase a lot through my career coaching work; “I hate my job”.
If you feel this way, then it is probably time to look at what you can do to change this. You are in work for a large portion of your life – if you aren’t fully engaged and motivated by what you do then it can have a huge negative impact on your home life and your personal wellbeing.
I can help you figure out if you are still on the right track and just need some guidance or if a more significant change is needed.
So how do I know if I am on the right track or need a career change?
Lynley Soper Careers offers two different levels of support for clients who are unhappy or dissatisfied in their current role, designed by Lynley to meet the different needs of people in a way that fits the individual.
A detailed look at the reasons why you are feeling dissatisfied in your current role; whether you dislike the work you do day-to-day, or there are other factors that influence how you feel about your work.
If you like the work and pinpoint other issues as the problem, Lynley will help you explore how to focus on what you can do to resolve these problems before you make any big decisions.
Involves Lynley working with you to come up with a solution, and a viable strategy to get you there.
This is a tailored service that ranges from a simple 1-1 strategy session to building a comprehensive career plan, and it can include ongoing support at key stages if needed.
How can a career review help if you hate your job?
A career review helps you to focus on what is really making you unhappy and could save you from making a rash decision that impacts on your future prospects.
You could be in the right job, but the environment is wrong, or you are in the right place but in the wrong role. Knowing where the problem lies will determine what needs to change. With professional career advice to help you identify your why, you will have a better chance of determining the appropriate course of action and make smarter choices.
Six common reasons for being unhappy at workBook a career review
- You feel stuck
- You are feeling unappreciated
- You don’t belong or feel happy in your workplace
- You feel overworked
- You are bored
- You struggle getting on with your boss
Career coaching to plan your next move
Career coaching is a great way to figure out how to change your situation to one where you are happy once more in your work. Lynley has worked with people at all stages of their careers to help them create a long-term plan to retrain or restructure their portfolio for a new career.
Sometimes a 1-1 career coaching session is all you need to figure out your next move. For a major shift in direction, you may need a more comprehensive career plan and ongoing support over a longer timeframe.
A simple strategy call with Lynley Soper will give you some clarity as to what type of support you need moving forward.Book your career coaching strategy call with Lynley Soper today
Lynley Soper Careers
I never knew what I wanted to do once I left School, and I wanted my children to have an idea of where they were heading, what subject choices to make, Our daughters friend recommended Lynley to us. Lynley has been amazing, she spent an afternoon with our daughter and she now has an idea of what she would like to do with her life, her strengths, weaknesses and passions. She is very thorough, relates well to young adults and provides a great service. Worth every cent.
Charlotte & Sam (Yrs 10 & 11)
We have found Lynley to be very helpful in giving us guidance and knowledge with our pathways for future careers. I would highly recommend Lynley to talk to about your future career and what subjects to take.
Lara, Te Anau
4 years out of high school and I was feeling a little lost. Lynley helped me to assess what was important to me in my career, what skills I already had & narrow down what I wanted to do. She then assisted me in doing research so I could get that dream career! I’m well underway with study & am a lot more confident in my future!
Gaylene, Central Otago
“We are grateful for the time that you have spent with our daughter working through career options, identifying her strengths and helping broaden her thoughts around tertiary study. She has come home really excited about the prospects of her last year at school along with working through her options for university. It was great to see her enthusiasm and how her ideas have expanded around the career path that she is planning following the session with you.
Once again from us, a huge thank you Lynley for walking her through this journey, it exceeded our expectations.”
Shelley, North Otago
Lynley provided a one on one session tailor made for our two daughters, where they learnt things about themselves that they didn’t know and became aware of career choices that they had not thought about or had passed over. They came away feeling like they had a direction to work towards to.
We have found Lynley honest, very approachable, open, easy to relate to and knows her stuff! Most importantly our girls enjoyed working with Lynley.
We would thoroughly recommend Lynley’s services to any parent/child that is feeling overwhelmed in career planning.
Hannah (Yr 13) Southland
After completing the online survey and one on one appointment with Lynley Soper I am feeling focused on my final year at high school and have ideas to point me in the right direction for my next few years of tertiary training. The session didn’t so much narrow my options and set them in concrete, but highlight my strengths and the opportunities available to me. I would definitely recommend this career planning work to anyone, any age, that is serious about heading down a pathway that is right for them.
Our children saw Lynley during their senior years at high school.
She made them aware of where their learning strengths were/are and where their passions lay – she goes through this in depth. Her knowledge in this area opens up many options which are available for students, which they not have been aware of before.
With this information, they were then able to ensure they were taking the subjects that would see them be able to apply for the courses they were interested in.
Our eldest son thought it would be a “waste of time”. After his session with Lynley said it was “great” and proceeded to amend his subjects so he could ensure that he had pathways open.
Lynley has been instrumental in providing me the tools to really evaluate both my current and future career pathways, allowing me to create space in my own head to make positive decisions for the future. I am incredibly grateful to Lynley for her calm and insightful guidance during our sessions that really do focus you as an individual. I cannot recommend Lynley enough to anyone who is seeking change in their career or wishing to pursue study options.