If you are like most people, you probably started on your career path full of hope and enthusiasm. The early signs were positive but then you got stuck. If you are stuck in your career, what can you do to move forward?
Set aside time to take stock
You probably have done lots of things in your career but, if you are like most of us, it is all too easy to lose sight of everything you have done or achieved. Set aside a couple of hours to list all of the things you have done and achieved. You might just surprise yourself at what you uncover.
Ask yourself what’s stopping you
You probably have been applying for, and maybe even been interviewed for, more senior positions but not landing the role at the next level. Think about some of the feedback that you are getting. Is there a common theme or themes emerging? Once you know this, you can take action to do something about it.
Give your CV or résumé a makeover
Take out your CV or résumé and look at it as if you were a recruiter. In the 30 second scan, what does it say about you and is it saying what you want it to? In other words, is it selling what you have to offer?
Hire A Coach or Mentor
It may not be the first thing that comes into your head but often even a short period with a coach or mentor can accelerate your move forward. The one to one personal support can make the difference.
At the end of the day, there could be many things that are keeping you stuck. The trick is to identify these and take action to do something to address them.
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps professionals to achieve success, realize their professional potential and maximise their earnings. You can sign up for his free audio masterclass here
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.