"The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become" - William Arthur Ward
You're intelligent enough to know that having a decent job will improve the quality of your life. You probably spend a fair amount of time at work. So I'm betting that you do not want to be miserable when you are at work. However if you are, and you want a better job, make yourself more attractive to employers. This is easier than you think. Start off with these 5 ways for you to become more valuable to land that better job.
The number one way to improve your value in order to land a better job is to straighten out your attitude. Despite how crappy your job is at the moment, you need to fight to stay positive. That negativity can be sniffed from a mile away. Believe and know that everything will work out for the best. It always does, right?
The second way is to take some classes. Whether you have a degree or not, polishing up on skills is always a smart idea. Fit it into your schedule. You're using the internet to read this so you are more than capable to take online classes, just in case time is an issue. A degree or a couple of classes will make you more attractive- to your employers that is.
The third way is move away. That's right. If you know you are of high value and can easily get paid much more for the same job at a different city, why not move? Move to a place where your degree is more marketable AND most importantly an area where the job market is potent. Who says you have to stay where you are? When the local economy goes down the tank, like we seen during recent times, certain job types are completely eliminated.
The next best thing is to apply for higher positions in the company that you are currently employed in. Even if you are not jumping up and down with joy for working in your current job you can make the best of it- for the mean time. Acquire as much experience as you can so that you will have a nice extensive work history to refer to when you are awaiting for a new job.
The 5th thing you must do that will result in either success or failure is networking. Are you making enough significant connections? Have you noticed yet, that the ones with the best jobs were not hired "right off the street." They were most likely recommended by a friend. It's simple: If you want a better job, do some networking. Make use of the people that you know that have better jobs. Surround yourself with people that are working at jobs that they enjoy or are successful at. You can easily join networking sites. Show them how valuable you are and let employers or those who have influence contact you.