Be Happy at Your Current Job to Get a New Job

Are you in a position where you hate your current job and all you ever do is complain about it? Does your attitude affect the way you dress and the way you perform your work? If this is you, get ready to make a change. If you want to get a new job, you are going to have to change your attitude about your existing job.

Start by being happy with what you do. Create a challenge for yourself to make your current job something you can be happy about. Change the way you dress. Change the way you work. Overall, change your attitude so your new attitude will reflect in your job search and in the interview process. You can always consider the alternative; you could be doing some type of manual labor or you could be laid off.

Once you begin your quest for happiness in your current situation and are successful in challenging yourself to change your attitude, start searching for that new job. If you have already been looking, renew your search with revived excitement and passion. Start behaving as if you are thoroughly happy with what you do and where you are and things will start to change.

Take the time to fill out applications thoroughly, explaining your duties as if they are the best thing in the world. Write comprehensive and engaging cover letters comparing what you do now with how well you will perform for a prospective employer. Finally, tailor your resume to fit the job you are applying for and make it appear that you enjoy what you are doing. Your positive outlook will reflect in all you do.

If you take the time to change your attitude to positive, things will change for the better. Begin by being positive at home, with your friends, with potential networking connections and during interviews for new positions. If you portray excitement and passion for everything you do, people will start calling you for interviews, you will make more friends and more contacts and people will want you to work for them. You may also reap the benefits at home with your spouse or significant other. Change your attitude enough so that people you know will start to notice and make comments.

Once you start living a more positive life, expressing happiness in all things you do, you are ready to get that new job. People will begin to notice that you enjoy working and they will be impressed with your attitude and consider you a good risk as a new employee. Having a good attitude and doing a good job will also make it easier for your coworkers and friends to give you a good reference. Finally, when you reinvigorate your work ethic, you will be rewarded at your current job with satisfaction and fellowship of your coworkers and you will also be rewarded with a new job in which your happiness and positive attitude can grow.

Your overall goal in changing your attitude should be to be happy in life and enjoy what you are doing no matter what it is. You can only hope that you will be able to deal with situations differently and people will see you in a different light. A wonderful by-product of this overall change in attitude is that people will respect you more for doing your best and achieving happiness in any situation. People will also be much more likely to want you on their team in the hopes that some of your happiness and positive attitude will rub off on them and make their life better. So, start today and change your attitude. It could change your life.

About the Author

Scott Brown is the author of the Job Search Handbook ( As editor of the weekly newsletter on job searching, Scott has written many articles on the subject. He wrote the Job Search Handbook to provide job seekers with a complete yet easy to use guide to finding a job effectively.