"Treat your current job like an audition for your next one."
I recently watched the first video in Lynda.com's Management Tips series "Working with people you don't like" and I was inspired to address the issue with my own thoughts.
When I went through the process of hiring a marketing coordinator last year, I asked each applicant a question that I imagine every hiring manager asks, "What were your major accomplishments at your current or most recent job?"
The applicant has an opportunity to respond with a literal answer to the question but also a chance to illustrate their feelings towards their current or most recent employer. Much can be revealed in those words so choose them carefully.
If you choose to view your less-than-ideal job as a means of qualifying you for the next job:
- your level of tolerance will rise
- your performance will not suffer
- you just may improve the way people treat you in the meantime