You're stuck in a rut, work is just not as exciting as it used to be, and you've unleashed your inner zombie and are simply going through the motions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. If this describes you, it might be time to reevaluate your career choices. Find a career path that you will reignite your passion with the help of the five steps below.
Here's a potential self-help concept that will appeal to business types more than planets or love languages: your life's board of directors.
If you want to succeed at business, you need to develop real relationships -- not just casual flings.
Happiness, to a certain extent, is within our control. No matter how boring your job, or how difficult your boss, you have the power to make your life better by changing your own behavior.
So far, so obvious. But a recent post on Lifehacker reminded me that when it comes to fostering happiness, sometimes, it's what we don't do that counts. (Their full list of ten things not to do is definitely worth your time.)
Are you still wrestling with what degree you should get? There are a lot of options out there, which can lead you down vastly different paths. So where might a marketing degree lead? This Online Degrees infographic helps make sense of it all.
Let's face it, we've all seen it, and perhaps some of us have been guilty of it. If you have spent a great deal of time (as in the usual 40-plus hours a week) in an office environment, then you may have grown attached to someone of the opposite sex who isn't your spouse. Is the phenomenon of the "work spouse" taboo or a new tradition?
Taking on a part-time job -- on top of your regular, full-time job -- isn't a decision to be made lightly. Best case scenario, it can provide you with money or experience you wouldn't otherwise get; worst case scenario, it can exhaust you to the point where you're doing neither job well.
Years ago, a colleague of mine who had held the same title for a number of years went to HR to discuss why she wasn't getting promoted.
"People really only have your job for two years, max," she said, shrugging. "Then they leave and go somewhere else. You've been here, what six years? That's too long. I don't know what to tell you."
Leaving aside for a moment the HR person's possible skill deficit (or at least rusty diplomatic skills) was she right?
Your job is almost perfect. You enjoy what you do, you get along with your colleagues, and your office culture is both relaxed and motivating. There's just one thing standing in the way of this being your dream job: your own, real-life horrible boss.
March Madness is currently sweeping the nation and working all college basketball fans into a school pride frenzy. But, PayScale dares to ask the question, after basketball season comes to a close, which school's graduates will come out on top …