Feeling stuck in a job?
Things change and the company you originally hired into might have morphed into something new.
Maybe it’s better and you’re happier than you’ve even been.
On the other hand maybe, the change is not what you envisioned.
Management could have changed, for the not so good.
A product you enjoyed promoting could have been pulled from your portfolio.
The new product you’ve been waiting for seems like it’s never going to get here.
What do you do to spark a new excitement, a new motivation into your job?
You have a couple of options when you feel stuck in a job…
Keep the Status Quo
You can hope that your company will change…again.
Management and policies change very frequently these days. Usually just when you got the hang of the current system is exactly when a company makes a huge change.
So, chances are if you can hang in there and be a little patient you’ll soon see changes that you hoped would occur.
Start a Project
Take some initiative to better your situation. Sometimes even little tweaks in your professional life can bring new excitement.
Improve your own job situation by asking for a new project.
Or better yet, if you have an idea to make a process better, put together a plan and share it with your manager at your next meeting.
Look For Something New
Change is hard and changing companies might not be the challenge you want to take on right now. However, this might be a great time to pull out your resume and update your brag book.
The best time to look for a new opportunity is when you don’t feel pressured to find a new opportunity.
At the very least you could make some new contacts to keep on file.
It’s In Your Hands
Company circumstances change all the time. Sometimes changes are imposed by factors that are out of your company’s control. Sometimes it’s the company trying to make things better.
As an employee you have more power than you might think. You have the power to do more than what is expected of you. If you have gone above and beyond your job description and it made you feel accomplished, then do it more frequently.
You’ll benefit because your skills, experiences, and opportunities will multiply!
Opportunities multiply as they are seized. – Sun Tsu
Have you felt stuck in a job? What initiative did you take to change your job situation?
Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading!