Don’t Jump The Career Gun: Progressing In Your Current Role Could Be The Answer
This DATIS Blog Article, “Don’t Jump The Career Gun: Progressing In Your Current Role Could Be The Answer”, was originally posted by Chantal Bechervaise, Take It Personel-ly, on January 20th, 2017 and was reposted with permission.
Lots of people feel like they’re undervalued in their current jobs. That could be because they aren’t happy with the progress they’ve made. It can also happen when you work in the same role for a long time. You just get used to the day to day tasks, and so they become a little annoying. Thousands of workers decide to switch careers every single year. For some, it’s the best course of action to turn things around. Especially if you happen to be in a toxic working environment. However, there are lots of ways to make an improvement without resorting to such drastic measures. There are no guarantees that working at a different company will be better. With that in mind, this article will highlight some of the ways in which you could progress without all the upheaval.
Apply for internal vacancies
Most companies will advertise vacancies internally before offering them to outsiders. Considering that, you should speak to your managers as soon as possible. Ask them where you can find the most recent job offers and let them know you wish to change roles. With a bit of luck, they will point you in the right direction. I believe that being open with your manager, explaining how you want to work on career advancement goes a long way. Good managers can help you work on a career plan. There are many advantages to staying with the same employer. Firstly, you won’t have to start working somewhere new with people you’ve never met. Secondly, your seniority, pension and other contributions will continue as normal. That makes your life a lot easier.
Improve your education
A lack of qualifications could stop you from progressing in any industry. So, now could be the best time to head back to school and improve your education. There are many ways to do this. Nurses can get their RN to BSN degree online these days with little hassle. The same goes for people in many other careers. Maybe you’ve been a retail assistant for the last ten years, and you want to become a manager? Perhaps you’ve worked as a legal secretary, and you want to try your hand at law? Regardless of the finer details, you can study using the internet at a time that’s convenient to you. for every interest. That means you can continue to work in your current role at the same time and still earn a living. If cost is a factor, you can also find a lot of free courses online. There are a variety of MOOCs available for every interest.
Ask about in-house training
Many firms offer in-house training that could help you to reach the next level. Sometimes you just have to inquire and let the bosses know you’re interested. At the end of the day, most company owners are willing to invest in their employees if they are dedicated. People who’ve worked for the same brand for the last few years should find themselves in a good position. Their employers should know they are committed to their jobs, and so they’re often willing to take a punt. Some employers have specific budgets for employees that want to do some training. Even if your company doesn’t offer in-house training, it’s still worth having a word with your manager. Perhaps they might be willing to start a program in the future?
As you can see, there are lots of ways to progress in your current role. So, don’t spend hours browsing job websites just yet. The perfect solution to your issue might not be as far from home as you think. Whatever you decide to do, I hope that you find happiness in your employment solutions. There is nothing worse than waking up every morning and going to a job you’ve come to hate. But having a learning attitude can go a long way to making it better!