15 Apr Why Are You Stuck In Your Job Rut?
By Peter Roberts
I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth.
Then I ask myself the same question.
- Harun Yahya
Most of us are told to pick a career before we’re experienced enough to know what we really want.
In our early 20’s we have no idea what we want to do with our lives, aren’t aware of the wide range of career options available and want to start making money now. So we tend to gravitate to jobs that involve credentials and pre-defined milestones, just like school.
We pick a conservative climb-the-ladder career we think we’ll like or one we think our parents would approve of.
Twenty or thirty years later though, we’re in a career we’re good at but maybe not what we really wanted, or tired of, but now feel stuck.
The workplace is very different to what it was twenty or thirty years ago. It’s more flexible. Employers are more flexible.
It’s more competitive than ever for companies but the talent pool is thin. This means companies are more than ever considering people who have transferrable skills for a role, even if they’re from a completely different industry.
Your skills are likely transferrable to a different role or industry.
Changing roles, getting out of your rut could be very financially rewarding.
The competition for talent is intense which means as a job candidate you’re in the stronger negotiating position. So why stay in your rut?
It takes time and effort to change roles, particularly outside your current role or industry.
You can have employers come to you.
When employers seek you out you’re paid more, have more perks, usually have better work conditions and usually a more senior role.
To have employers come to you use Connectzapp. It’s effectively set and forget. You enter the role you’re after then wait for employers to contact you.
There’s no better way to find a better role without actually doing much!
So if you’re in a rut, would like a more interesting and better paid role (maybe in a different industry) then…
Just Do It!