Everything is just a bit blah at the moment. It’s cold in the mornings and I am not really enjoying my job very much, which makes getting up in the morning all that more difficult. I keep saying I will apply for jobs but I never seem to find the motivation to get round to it. Part of the problem is a complete lack of focus. I’m not, and don’t think I have ever been, very career minded. I don’t really know what I want to do as a job, I have no career plan. I look at an advertised position and ask – do I want to do that? Am I going to be happier doing that than my current job? The answer is usually – I don’t know. So its a lot of effort to put in for a lot of uncertainty, particularly when they want a full response to selection criteria.
I guess it all comes down to how you frame it. Is it ‘better the devil you know’ or ‘a change being as good as a holiday’. If you take a job and you don’t like it, you can’t usually go back to the one you had, but I guess there is nothing stopping you starting the process all over again and looking again until you find something you like. It would be nice to have a little bit of a plan though. Something along the lines of I want to be in this job within 5 years, but what are you going to do.