It’s a sad reflection on our society when so many are unhappy with their careers. After all, we spend so much of our lives at work. While gainfully employed, you should always be managing your career by looking for advancement opportunities. You want to be empowered and engaged to work in an environment which brings inspiration, enthusiasm, engagement, innovation, and a sense of contribution.
We all have tough times in our personal and career lives, but there are always new horizons if you initiate a proactive approach. If you’ve lost interest in your job, realign your thoughts on your career direction and review your options, both internally and externally.
Confide in your peers and management about your desire to accept new responsibilities and learn. Look for ways to provide more value to your employer. Look for projects where you would heighten your engagement while using your skills in new areas. See where you can build collaboration with other departments and offer your input to initiatives in other areas.
Seek out continuing education as needed. It has never been easier to further your skills, with the plethora of online courses available today.
Management and other career influencers are enthused and enlightened by professionals who are open to career advancement and willing to make contributions across the business. Ask your human resources partner or advisor if you can shadow a peer for a day or half a day to learn about different business units and their operations.
Once you get your spark back, social media is the perfect venue for you to portray your enthusiasm and excitement for your company, your job, and your industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to share company updates, product releases, new service offerings, and positive financial results – provided, of course, that you meet corporate confidentiality guidelines.
If you are proud of your work, why not share it? Bragging about your positive experiences and results can heighten your ambition to achieve more of the same.