Have you ever felt wasted and completely demoralized in your career yet you were obligated to wake up the next day and deliver?
Do you feel like your career has stagnated? Do you feel that your income is heading to the grave? Do you feel that you work hard but you still don’t produce what you ought to? Do you feel that your work is preventing you from progressing?
Whether you are new in the job market or an experienced job seeker, at some point you will have to make some decisions that will affect your career in one way or another.
Unfortunately, many professionals do not know when to ask for help from career coaches. If you are experiencing this, here’s what you need to know:
4 Signs Of Career Stagnation For Kenyan Professionals.
1. You No Longer Feel Challenged
The world moves fast and if you are not pushing yourself out of your comfort zone then you become irrelevant. If you feel that you are doing the same tasks day in day out, then you should create new challenges in your role.
2. Your Performance Has Plateaued
If you feel your performance is stuck get feedback from your supervisors to understand your efforts. Be attentive to what is being said during performance reviews and work towards improving.
3. Your Salary Has Flatlined
If you have not received a pay rise in the last two years then that is an alarm. If newbies are getting their salary increase after a year yet you have been working for some time, then that is something to worry about.
4. More Than 5 Years Without Promotion
If you haven’t received a promotion in a long time, then your career is stuck. Work on learning new skills that will help you climb to the next step on the ladder.
For you to land your dream job, it may not be a bed of roses, you will have to toil and moil for it.
But how will you go about re-inventing your career and unlocking potential in your career?
Am going to give you a key that will open up a new world in your career.
Here’s What You Need To Do About It
1. Consult Career Coaches For Professional Guidance
You spend about 80% of your time at the workplace trying to achieve your career goals and therefore if you don’t reach the aimed heights, then you will be doing a disservice to your personal life.
Take up career coaching sessions and crawl out of that shell.
2. Always Be Optimistic
Apart from professional work, you have a personal life and when working, always be positive when trying to overcome the challenges you come across. After work, do something that will make you happy as this will reenergize you in your work. Take a walk, read a book, watch a movie and meditate on how you can do better. Do anything as long as it makes you happy.
3. Suggest Changes For Your Role At Work
Take part in giving your opinions to the director or manager on what can be changed in your role as long as it will lead to the success of the company. Discuss what your career and if growth is not possible, suggest what can be done to expand your role.
4. Find Your Passion
We have something that we are deeply passionate about. Whether we realize it or not, we do have. There is a job that will make you fulfilled, unlike others. For you to identify your passion, write what you like, link that to your career, and zero into what you love most then work towards achieving it.
If you feel overloaded in your work, step back and take time off to ensure that you can refocus. Most professionals are seeking career advice from interview preparation, CV writing to finding a way through their career. Do not be left behind, have the right attitude, and move from a stagnant point because you deserve a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in your workday.
Perminus Wainaina is a Certified HR Consultant, Career Coach and Managing Partner of Corporate Staffing Services, a leading recruitment firm in Kenya. As a career coach, Perminus works with experienced professionals in helping them determine and achieve what they want in their career. Click here for more on career coaching.N.B: 1.Dont Miss Out On Your Next Job. Let's Have Your CV. Upload Your CV Here. NB: 2. Advance & Grow In Your Career?. Check Out Best short Courses For You.