Before we start talking about zombies, ask yourselves these questions –
- How excited you were when you get your first job?
- You also felt relief and relaxed that you will do something productive, meet new people, and enjoy the work environment, right?
- There are many hurdles in starting where you feel alone and even neglected by other co-workers, right?
Many people don’t work in their area of interest reason behind this can be anything. But if you see around, almost 1 out of 3 people love their respective job.
Now, if we see the reasons behind any job turning into a Zombie are complacency where an employee is in the same position after a lot of hard work, and due to this, many people start putting minimal effort into their respective job areas. Another reason for less progress or no progress is rapid and disruptive behavior, as it is essential to respect everybody no matter what position they are in. As many people keep grudges and take everything on a personal basis and mostly when anyone achieves success.
Another important thing to check is that it shouldn’t be on your head after putting effort and getting success. Nowadays, being down to earth, especially in the workplace, is necessary for a healthy atmosphere. The next reason for a Zombie job can be unawareness of personal strengths, passion, and values. As being only in one sphere of work or field can also turn your job into a Zombie.
It is very important to look after few things that turn or change your job into a bad experience as it mainly affects our lifestyle, which can harm many other things.
We are living in a tech-savvy world in which everything, no matter small or big, is evolving at an alarming rate. The same goes with job titles also.
The first thing you can help yourself by not turning your job into a Zombie is looking around and research your respective area or field – what is new in it, what new things added which had a huge impact on hiring structure as well, try to immense and gather information which are new technical skills which had a stronghold in the job market.
If you are full-time employed, don’t lose hope for learning new techniques and skills. Try to look forward to new opportunities, whether from remote work, contract work, or freelancing.
The moment you start looking for new options, your technical knowledge automatically starts enhancing, but you need to be patient and have a positive attitude.
If you have a terrible experience, not satisfied with the current salary amount, or the quality and quantity of work, you pushed yourself to quit it, right? And if it’s troubling you at peak so try to define your strength, passion, an amalgamation of your vision, your values, and self-assessment because even with the thought of quitting or changing job, you need a backup plan, it helps you to know ‘what you want to do,’ ‘what you want to be,’ ‘what you want to pursue for a living.’
Many people will suggest you follow your passion, which is not wrong.
Nowadays, people are earning well by following their passion; it can be anything, all you need to have a proper plan, management, and excellent execution.
Try to answer few questions from yourself like ‘where do you see yourself in the next 5-10 years,’ are you able to follow your passion for the next five years, what you do If there is a down phase in the respective field,’ all these answers can help you to see the clear picture of future. It is very important to know your work values and limits, which inspires you to a steady, productive pace at work that is less vulnerable to disengagement.
And even you have any chances of betterment in current job, try to build a healthy bond with co-workers and head, try to sort the things out in an easy way, it helps for good potential collaboration, recommendation or give you the sense of camaraderie as you need to engaged in a productive and focused environment. Try to focus on pushing your limits which leads you towards high heights and an unexpected area every time as hard work pays well.
Don’t be selective regarding job titles; we are in an open market.
Try to learn something off from your field and experiment by starting new projects of your own. It will boost your experience and confidence. Try to move towards the bigger or better place with positivity, hard work, and immense concentration. Last but not least, try to spend a healthy and beautiful time with your family, friends, and loved ones.