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The Secret to Falling Back in Love with Your Work (or to just like it again)

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Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
February 11, 2022
The season of love is here, and falling head over heels doesn’t just have to be reserved for your Valentine. At That’s Good HR, we love to match candidates with local Hoosier companies they can truly love working with — even beyond the initial honeymoon phase! If you’ve been losing that loving feeling at your job, we’ve got some top tips and secrets to falling back in love with your work … or at least to just like it again. 

Remember why you fell in love in the first place

There must be a reason that you started working with the company you’re at now. Think back to your hiring process and early days of the job. What made you excited to apply for your position? Was it the tasks you’d be completing, the fabulous hours or a shorter commute? Even if you “fell” into your current career, there are probably at least a few things that you loved about your position early on. Try to remember those reasons and find a way to reignite the spark. 

Get to know your coworkers

As most of us know, the people you work with can make or break the relationship with your company. If you don’t know your coworkers very well, it could be time to make the effort. Having enjoyable social relationships to look forward to each day will make going into work much more pleasant from day to day. And forming close friendships with your coworkers can also make it that much easier to feel like you can be yourself, share new ideas and offer your company the full extent of your creativity. 

Ask for feedback on your work

Another benefit to getting to know your coworkers better is the chance to ask them for feedback on your recent work. Maybe you’ve been getting complacent — or even bored — with your current tasks. Getting helpful feedback on how you’ve been doing things could allow you to find new or more efficient ways to complete your tasks could have you falling back in love with your work in no time.

You can also set up a time to meet with your supervisor to discuss your concerns. A good company will do their best to keep a good worker like you. Many workers who are joining in the “Big Quit” are feeling burnt out in their current positions. Could your supervisor work with you to offer more flexibility in working hours or the option to work from home? Do you need more challenging tasks or just different tasks? Once you spend time identifying what would bring the spice back, asking is much easier and more exciting!

Seek out ongoing education and learn new things

Ongoing education and training can be a great way to reignite the passion for your career. Perhaps your company offers in-house educational opportunities that you can take advantage of. Many organizations also provide their employees the job benefit of paying for external professional development or even relevant higher education classes. Just make sure to read the fine print to know if you will need to stay on for a certain period of time after taking any college classes (or else you may need to pay back your tuition out of pocket). 

If there aren’t any opportunities for further education through your company, you can always seek out options on your own. There are practically unlimited free and low-cost courses (both online and in-person) for learning new job skills with just a quick Google search. Learning new things about your career field could start you back on the path to falling back in love with your work, help you snag a big promotion or maybe allow you to realize you’re looking for something different. 

Try something new

If you have tried and tried to love your work and it just isn’t happening, maybe it’s time to start the search for a new position. That’s Good HR has worked for more than 20 years to pair Indianapolis companies with top candidates in all kinds of industries like HR, administrative, customer service, healthcare and accounting. If you’re ready to seek out a new position that you really love, submit your resume or contact us today at 317-469-4141!