You may think you need a new job, or a change of industry, but it may just be that you need to do one of the following:
- Upskill: Some employers are great at suggesting training or courses that will help you improve your skills and knowledge – and some are less proactive. Either way, there’s nothing stopping you from having a look yourself to find out what’s on offer, which you can then take back to your employer. Many courses are offered out of hours or on a weekend, but also make sure you understand what support your workplace offers.
- Look for opportunities: Once again, some workplaces are more proactive with this than others, but there are also other ways to find out about new opportunities within your current industry or workplace. For your industry, you can network with others in the same field (either in person or online). You’ll not only have the support of your peers, but are more likely to hear about new opportunities as they become available. Within your workplace, make your interest known to your manager or boss, and also to someone within the HR department (or equivalent) – and keep in regular contact with them so they know you’re still keen. That way – when a role becomes available, or if there are secondment opportunities, you’ll be the first person they think of.
- Change your focus: Do you have any hobbies? Or when was the last time you learnt a new skill that wasn’t work related? By keeping yourself interested and involved outside of work, you may find that you bring a new energy and enthusiasm to your workplace. Learning new things, and making new friends may just give you the lift you’re looking for – that will then flow through to other areas of your life, such as work.
As you can see from the above, if you’re feeling a bit bored or stuck in your current job, you don’t necessarily need a new job to be challenged in new ways, or to help you come unstuck.
Bio: Are you looking for help to take the next step in your career, updating your resume, or putting together a career plan?
Mary Kampen from RCT Careers has spent over 20 years in the Recruitment/HR, Training and Management Industry – and she’s here to help you. She does this by offering one-on-one consultation to get your resume in good shape, and to plan your career strategy. Sound good? Then call or email Mary on 0412 544 670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.