You know what's hard?
Writing a GOOD resume when you just aren't that great of an employee.
If you don't do anything spectacularly, or have many work-related accomplishments, your resume is probably just a copy/paste of your exact job description. And guess what? That just doesn't cut it anymore.
Know what else is hard? Dreading going to work because you hate your job so much. I know the feeling. Hating work, not feeling motivated whatsoever, just going in and counting down the hours until it's time to leave. Is that enjoyable? Don't those days just take ages to end?
What about the days when you're excited to complete a project, or you're under the gun to get something finished? Those days fly by, and when you leave you feel accomplished.
So, do you want more money? A promotion or raise? Or a job you actually like?
Start crushing it at work to create a killer resume.
Most people don't work in their ideal job (is any job an ideal job?!), so this will also help you enjoy the long hours you spend there.
One of the most beneficial ways to enjoy work is to make it a game. Set a goal each day, see if you can crush it. Go into work MOTIVATED to do your job and do it well. Get a coffee or 5 if you have to. You might hate your boss, and the company, but this isn't for them. It's for you, for your happiness, and for your CAREER.
Go into work with the goal of crushing it every single day for the single purpose of bettering your resume - with the end result of bettering YOUR life because a better resume will help you get a better job or make more money. That's motivation enough, isn't it?
Have a project coming up? Prepare and work like crazy to CRUSH IT and get it done in half the time, even if you have to work at it from home after work. Put THAT on your resume.
Work in retail? Make it a game to see how many sales you can make in one day. See if you can beat yesterday's numbers. Then see if you can be the top retail salesperson at your store for the entire month. Put THAT on your resume.
Work a boring desk job? See how fast you can complete your daily tasks everyday, and then once you get in your superstar productivity rhythm, ask your boss for MORE work, or another project. Then you can put something like, "Succeeded in completing daily tasks in half the time allotted every day, enabling me to assist my boss with a large project which we finished 2 weeks early." Add any results of the project, if applicable. Or, "Finished daily tasks 50% faster than coworkers with 98% accuracy."
Every day when you get home, jot down what you accomplished, and what the result was. Pretty soon, your resume will write itself. And you'll have the confidence to start looking for a new job, because you'll know that you're a killer employee. Oh, and you'll probably get an incredible reference from your current boss, too.
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