So you landed your current job. And while you may have been thrilled to begin (and even more thrilled to get your first payslip), you’ve noticed that your job doesn’t satisfy you the way it used to. You feel like you’re falling asleep at the wheel. You know that you need more. You don’t just need to increase your earning potential. You need to break the cycle of inertia and get your career back on track. The first step to doing this, however, is to identify the cause of your career inertia and take appropriate action…
You’re trying to do everything by yourself
You’ve always been an independent and self-reliant person. But trying to boost yourself out of a career rut alone is a huge ask. Especially when you don’t always have the knowledge or contacts to make the next big opportunity happen for you. Fortunately, there’s an agency for every industry, like cmr.com.au for the healthcare profession. Agencies will expect a commission from every opportunity that you land. However, they can be a great source of jobs and opportunities that might not be advertised elsewhere.
You’re not networking
Yes, networking events are awkward. Yes, networking is a skill that takes time to develop. But the truth is that if you’re not proactively meeting the right people and getting your face out there, you could be missing out on fantastic opportunities that take your career to the next level. Networking is a great way to ensure that you’re not just another application among many. Here are some tips to help you do networking right.
You’re not actively seeking new opportunities to learn and grow
It can be hard to flourish when you’re not learning new skills and keeping yourself engaged and interested at work. And when your employer doesn’t provide the opportunities for you to do this (as they should), it can be extremely frustrating.
Still, your employers shouldn’t hold you back. Seek out new opportunities like night school, online courses or even spending time with other departments at work.
You’ve grown comfortably numb
Finally, when you’re in a decent job and earning good money, it’s easy to become comfortable to the point of numbness. You use your wage as an excuse not to take your career into your own hands, and view it as compensation for the boring and frustrating days. But carry on living this way and you’ll find that years pass in the blink of an eye.
Get your hands back on the wheel, and remember that you’re in control of your own career. Even if it doesn’t feel that way right now.