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6. Look to other areas of your life. Your problem may not be your job after all. If your spending habits are out of control, getting a job that pays more is not going to solve your problem. While you're examining things that are wrong with your job also invest time to see what in your life is not as you would like it to be. Problems in your personal life can affect your perception of your professional life (and vice versa).
7. Get more involved. Having a sense of ownership in what's going on at your company may change your perception. These days many employers are looking to their employees for feedback about how to make things better. Join a task team, help plan annual picnic, or write articles for company newsletter. This type of activity will get you increased visibility and may lead to future opportunities.
8. Become a mentor. Unless you are at very bottom of totem pole, there is always someone younger and newer within company who can benefit from what you've learned. Your experience and knowledge will help another individual avoid some of mistakes you've made. Sharing your experience with others is a great way to show yourself how valuable your experience with company has been. Plus, showing a strong aptitude for mentoring could also pave way for a team lead or manager position.
9. Get to know people higher on food chain. Managers, executives, and VPs all have a different perspective of organization than average employee. Talking with them may help you see bigger picture and understand better how your role fits in. In addition, you can learn about their rise in organization to help you set your own career path.
10. Check out your company's subsidiaries and affiliates. Sometimes you can leave company without really leaving company. Acquisitions and mergers have created unique opportunities that enable you to go to other companies that your current employer may have a vested interest in. Working for a "friend of family" may allow you to retain your seniority, benefits and salary while at same time working in a new environment.
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