So you’re feeling like a career change?
- Have you figured out what you want from your new job, and where you want it to lead?
- Are you just having a bad day or is this the culmination of many irritations?
Have you asked internally about progression or training opportunities? Or even moves in a slightly different direction? Have you made assumptions about a lack of career opportunities in your present position when actually there are opportunities for the taking if only your employer knew how you feel? If you feel underpaid or undervalued, your current employer may not be aware of how you feel. So discuss it with them before looking elsewhere. It is often easier to achieve a pay rise from your present company (who know you and your capabilities) than it is from a potential new employer who knows nothing about you apart from what they have seen at interview.
Remember! Don’t just make demands. Meet with your boss armed with facts and figures about your achievements, ideas about how your skills could be best used in other areas of the company. Perhaps even back this up with evidence of higher salaries being paid for your role elsewhere in the market.
Sometimes frustrations come from not achieving the goals you know you’re capable of. If this is the case, talk to your employer about how you can maximise your chances of success. It may be that some extra support or training could propel you further within your current organisation.
MORE – read the complete article by Caroline Searby here – Is it the right time to make my next career move?