It is an amazing Monday morning in London today, bright and sunny. So waking up in the morning was not as difficult as it would be in a dark winter morning! However, luck was not on my favour today, so had to be late in the office after two passenger alerts on the train, my oyster card stolen and standing still on the train with a fellow passenger constantly coughing right on my shoulder..ha! I am a rather optimistic person, but while waiting on the delayed train, I could not help but overhear conversation on moaning Mondays and how so many people are not looking forward to their week at work. I was thinking to write something on the non-stop delayed trains, but I changed my mind. Working for one of the best media recruitment agencies in London has made the option to look into work/ career satisfaction a lot more interesting!
Why the moaning?
Good old question is – are you going to the perfect place to do what you enjoy to begin your day? Occasional moaning is probably natural, but constant unhappiness should be questioned.
Based on the CIPD Employee Outlook 2014 survey findings, the main reasons can be identified as:
- Job satisfaction and engagement
- Employee attitude towards managers
- Pressure at work
- Work-life balance
- Employee attitudes and the economic downturn
One of the main reasons that I personally believe is – lack of preparation and planning towards a career path.
What do you want to be when you grow up? All of us had to answer this question. Answer changes as we grow up. But, I find it difficult to understand when someone says to me they are going to the university just for the sake of getting a degree and don’t know what they want to do! I believe, before A Levels, students should know what they want to do, let’s say – after graduation, I will start with conference producer jobs or account executive jobs and move up to the PR industry! When I was working as a student recruiter at LondonMet, I actually received a statement letter from a prospective student, who not only explained why they wanted to do a specific degree but also had a very well planned career goal.
How to make things better?
So, first recommendation to beat all morning moaning perhaps is to set & go for your goal! Do self-assessments and get regular feedbacks from your managers/ colleagues so that you can concentrate on your strengths, work on your weaknesses. Few other tips based on some online findings are:
- Assess your role
- Being grateful feeds back into motivation
- Think back on your greatest achievements. Use previous success memories & skills to motivate now & in the future
- Keep challenging you – motivation needs to be stretched
- Reclaim your lunch break!
- Keep on moving and make a conscious effort to feel good
PS: Media Contacts is one of the top media recruitment agencies in London. Feel free to contact our friendly and experienced team if you are looking for jobs such as conference prouder jobs, account executive jobs, medical writer jobs, marketing & sales jobs, digital jobs, publishing jobs in London.