It’s natural for you to go through stages where you feel your career has stalled. It can be frustrating to feel like you’re in the same place you were a few years ago, which is why you may be looking at ways to boost your career. A new year is a good opportunity to make a fresh start, so here’s how you can boost your career in 2021.
Consider becoming a business coach
Experts in their field who feel that their career has stalled can often move to the next level by becoming a consultant or coach. Working with a coach supervisor will give you the skills you need to help train the next generation in your industry and put your career in a whole new direction.
Look at training options
One of the main reasons peoples’ careers stall is that they fall behind, and their skills go out of date. You could look at:
- Working with a coach to get back on track
- Taking refresher courses for your qualifications
- Taking next level qualifications to get you into management
- Taking a part-time degree
There are usually lots of options available for those who want to upskill, and you may even get support from your employer if you ask them what’s available.
Take on new responsibilities
Don’t just wait around for managers to take notice of you. If you take on some new roles and responsibilities, you are more likely to get noticed at work. Most managers are quite happy for team members to take on new tasks that interest them, so take the initiative and ask around to see what needs to be done.
Consider a change of employer
If things have stalled in your current job, and you can’t seem to get to where you want to be, then it may be worth looking at different roles elsewhere so you can move to the next level. While it’s sometimes a shame to leave an organisation, it’s now becoming more common for people to switch roles within a shorter period, and it can be the best way to get the role you want.
In 2021, why not make a resolution to boost your career? If you’ve not worked on your career progress for a while, now could be a good time to think about where you want to be and put plans in place to get yourself there over time.