In a career rut? Here’s what to do

by Darwin on January 30, 2015

Your career is in a rut. You head to work, sit at your desk and try to have a cheeky wee snooze – all while your boss stares at you with reproach. But you don’t care. You can’t crunch numbers anymore. You need a change.

It’s a rising feeling that happens to the best of us. But few people strive for that change, for that promotion to grant us a sigh of relief.

Instead, we try to snooze at our desks.

Well, it’s time for that to change. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of great ways you can make a fresh start – and pull yourself out of that rut.

Go the distance

Distance learning used to be the awkward, gangly cousin compared to “proper” universities. For months, you’d spend your time mailing your university, studying in complete isolation and hoping beyond hope that you’re on the right track.

Now, however, the plains have shifted. The rise of the internet has turned distance learning into an efficient and easy-to-use alternative to brick-and-mortar companies.

And many of the courses on offer are geared directly towards companies, with business management training and various other courses available as you continue your job.

Make the right friends

Networking is the lifeblood of any successful businessperson, allowing you to schmooze with the upper ranks and flaunt your skills of communication.

Again, the internet has made them easy to find. All you have to do is Google for networking events in your area, don your favourite outfit and make like Don Draper as you enjoy the conversation of people who could get you the job of your dreams.

If face-to-face chatting is a bit much for you, then why not try LinkedIn, the world’s leading social network for professionals?

Simply sign up, create a natty looking profile, big up your skills and start making connections. Link with the right people and you’ll see job offers rushing in like a tide.

Break from your comfort zone

Generally speaking, people unhappy in their work life are unfulfilled at home. So, it might be time to take on your personal issues and branch out.

Find a few hobbies that will test your mettle and look great on your CV. Even something as simple as a jogging club can be justified in a number of different ways to boost your credentials – it takes high levels of communication, endurance and drive.

Almost any hobby can be tackled like this – and it’ll boost your CV no end.

Ultimately, any rut can be surmounted. But it takes effort. Put in enough work and you’ll enjoy a pay rise and an increase in your job satisfaction.

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