What’s Stopping You Progressing Your Career?

If you are reading this blog post, the chances are you are ambitious and want to progress your career. So what might be stopping you from progressing your career?

    Lack of clarity

  • Are you really crystal clear on your next role? Do you really know the type of industry or geographical location you want to work in? Getting clarity about these key questions is vital to you progressing your career.
  • Lack of strategy

  • You need to approach your job search systematically rather than just randomly. Make really clear choices about the types of roles you want to pursue, how you are going to find them or how you will create the opportunities you are seeking.
  • Out of date skills

  • The pace of change is extremely fast these days in organisations so you need to make sure that your skills reflect the market needs. Make a point of taking stock of your skills and what needs developing.
  • Not selling yourself

  • Whether you like it or not, you have to sell what you offer in job applications and in interviews. Start keeping track of your achievements and results so that you can sell these effectively. Don’t be afraid to share your successes.

I wonder what else you would add to the list? Why not leave a comment with your suggestions?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 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.

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Henry Killingsworth says 18 October 2022

It was informative when you talked about how it is important to make sure that your skills reflect the needs of the market. With that in mind, I would think that it would be a good idea to participate in career training programs throughout your life. Participating in training programs seems like a good way to make sure that you have the skills that you need.

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