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Year 2016 – Is it the time to look for opportunities

03 January 2016

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Year 2016 – Is it the time to look for opportunities 

Let us admit that we have to go to work to make a living, this is true for 99.99% of the people like us, but this does not necessarily mean that we have to dislike doing so. It is the start of a new year, so let us ask ourselves this question “Does work excite you”? ”Do you look forward to going to your work place?” (except Mondays off course :-)). If the answer is yes, that is all very good, you and your career are going in the right direction and doing well. Congratulations.  

However if it is not and you dread going to work, it demotivates you and going through the work day is difficult, then I believe it is the time for you to sit down and seriously evaluate as to the reason WHY? What is the cause of this disposition and state of affairs? 

We spend the best part of our lives working. It is the best time of the day, the sun is shining, the day is bright but we choose to spend this time at our work place, away from our family and loved ones, away from the activities that we enjoy. If we are not comfortable, we should be worried. This feeling of unhappiness does not end only with us, because at the end of each day you carry the same miserable mood home. This is quite unfair to your loved ones, after all the reason for working is to create a comfortable life for ourselves and our loved ones. These are very compelling reasons to find out why does going to work make you feel miserable? I have often used this argument while coaching my colleagues. Perhaps there is a situation at work. If this conflict can be resolved, make it a priority to fix it, for ourselves and everyone associated with us. 

Please do not confuse this with temporary setbacks or situations. All of us go through ups and downs in life and our careers, it is only natural. There are times when you feel on top of the world and times when you don’t. Motivation levels rise and fall accordingly. Most of the time, such down turns are temporary and you are soon back to your usual self. In most cases, it is quite usual to know the reason and by talking to your HR department, your boss or discussing it with your colleagues who are close to you, the situation can be resolved. In most cases it is like that and some do not linger or bother you for too long.  

But what if it is not going away …………. If all fails and you cannot resolve it, either it is not within your control to do so or the root cause of conflict cannot be eliminated, maybe the situation cannot be corrected and is beyond your sphere of influence ………. take a step back and think. Maybe it is the time and year for you, to move on. 

It is the beginning of a whole new year. All of us should take a breather and ask this question to ourselves. Am I happy with my career? If the answer is negative, ask yourself, "Have I made sufficient efforts to improve the situation? or you want to give it one more try? If the answer to these questions is a resounding “No” then you have tried your level best to improve the situation, unfortunately without success. Do not prolong this state and 2016 should be a year of change for you.  

Plan wisely and proceed…. IT IS A TIME FOR YOU TO MOVE ON. 

This Blog was created for Mood Group by a leading industry specialist who is a director of one of the largest Printing & Packaging company's in the region and a person that we have immense respect for. During his significant career he has employed or been involved in the employment decisions that will have shaped many candidates careers and indeed their family prospects and fortunes. We are very grateful for his contribution as our guest blogger.

Comments

Quitter ça zone de confort et un courage qui ne peut n’être que volontaire en apportant une visibilité acté et pleinement assumé pour servir de support au chemin de la réussite personnel à l'objectif visé.

cordialement
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 17:21 by didier lafaye
Makes sense. After reading this article I decided for a change
Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016 08:32 by Thomas sebastian
It is really touching
In a certain position at big organization, when you feel there in no way to grow , on the other hand your function is just solving problems , and correcting mistakes , always under pressure to make decisions ,, here comes the demotivation ,, and here come the point where you have to change career and take new challenges
Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:22 by Samir Nabeeh
wish you and your family a very healthy and a very successful 2016.
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 11:14 by bijoy
Dear Mr. Marcus Doo,

Its very nice to see your emails, job alerts and many other intellectual material you usually share with us occasionally.
Actually I am actively seeking career opportunity in Senior HR/HR role in UAE, Can you please review my profile and refer my profile for the position match to profile.
I shall be very happy.

Regards,
Jawad Khan
+92.3233330303
+92.3464332223
SKype: jawadkhan
Email: jawwadkhang@gmail.com
Lahore, Pakistan
Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 07:50 by JAWAD KHAN
Love the article. Felt well connected and I do feel the need for new challenges in my work field and venture out to new well established company overseas. 25 years in one company is long and grateful for opportunities given to me to gain valuabe experience. Thanks
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 19:56 by Salesh
Marcus,
Worth reading. It is fact too.

Happy New year.
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 16:19 by Balasujai
Great article Marcus. It has helped me realize that I need to take steps to move on from my current role.

Regards
Jay
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 11:05 by Jay Singh
Great ! This will be helpful and relevant to many professionals open to find a new challenge
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 09:28 by Diego Lopez
Great article Marcus. It has helped me realise that I need to take steps to move on from my current role
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 09:04 by Alexander Surgeon
Dear/ Marcus

This is great blog, as many subject you had been published.
Some times, work become way of life, u enjoyed and gives your best, and they appropriated, when we are reaching that, indicate u seceded to solve the difficult equation in your life, and part of that comes also from your company by several way, but if you not reach this equation, you most change your career what ever take and what ever say because your life will be up side down.

Many thanks Marcus
and happy new year to you and your family.

Hesham
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 07:46 by Hesham Younis
Worth reading blog, but I strongly believe that everybody is the best judge for his self and for myself I have done enough with my current job and badly need a new work replacement.
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 06:29 by Imran Aftab
YES sIR,
I am looking for that best opportunity . You are the guide .
Best Regards
nilanjan
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 03:44 by nilanjan dutta
Changes require n time to time but when require that himself can jouge. We also waiting for the better opportunity the really boost our carrier n life in progress. Now we r in 2016, the year for opportunity. It was a nice article Mr. Marcus. Thanks for a part of it.

With Best Regards.
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 03:34 by Koushik
Interesting article and could be relevant to many.
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 03:16 by Mohammad Maqsood
Very interesting. Looking forward for change
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 01:14 by Damodaran
In fact I am happy read such talk is considered the tastiest and actually serve as a challenge for each of us to begin the new year with a self-standing and trying to change the future better ... Thank you and to the writer
greetings from me
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2016 00:59 by ibrahim youssef
It is really touching
In a certain position at big organization, when you feel there in no way to grow , on the other hand your function is just solving problems , and correcting mistakes , always under pressure to make decisions ,, here comes the demotivation ,, and here come the point where you have to change career and take new challenges
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2016 22:07 by Samir Nabeeh
Reasons to change Job / Career are not necessarily similar from a person to another because the motives are also different. I do personally encourage staying in a job / position from 2-3 years at least to gain sufficient experience and proof self capability conditioned that the work excites you but if those job satisfaction indicators indicated something wrong then it is wise to re-think of the approach we are in. Changing decisions when necessary is the right approach rather than waiting for long time and
lose chances.
I love the subject and interested to be part of it.
Regards,
Waleed
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2016 21:52 by Waleed
Dear Marcus,
I want to work in this interesting project with you .
Hoping to hear from you as soon as possible.
Regards,
samir salahat
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2016 21:18 by samir salahat
Dear Marcus,
I want to work in this interesting project with you regarding printing and packing company.
Hoping to hear from you as soon as possible.
Regards,
Serdar Goker
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2016 21:06 by Serdar GOKER
Please help me to change my current position ,
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2016 19:30 by Kamal
Nice blog with reality.
Making the decision to change jobs or careers can be scary, especially in the current economy. But at times, it becomes necessary. One can be happy and fulfilled one day, but then circumstances and situations change and you're left wondering why everything suddenly seems to suck.

If in this situation, first step should be to do everything you can to remedy your situation before seeking to jump ship. But if you've tried your best and are still unhappy, these signs may point to the fact that it’s time to find a new job.
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2016 19:19 by Sudhir C Gupta
Dear Sir/Madam.,

Good day.,

I am interesting to apply this job
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2016 16:40 by Tamilvendan
Good column and wise words. I just hope that more people would dare to do this kind of analyze of their own work life. I made it year ago and even it was a huge decission to do, I haven't regret a single second. Quality of life has risen after taking such a step. Good people always find a new job or other way to earn their living 😄
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2016 16:27 by Tommi Hanninen
impressive.
Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2016 12:34 by zeeshan

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