It happens to all of us at least once, but often several times, throughout our careers – we find ourselves in a “slump” and dread getting out of bed in the morning to go to work. Sadly, going through this experience not only impacts you but those around you, whom you love the most, as well. Thus, it is important to recognize when you are in (or entering into) a job or career slump so that you can take action and work with a career coach to put together a plan which will move you out of the slump and into a job and career that energizes, challenges and excites you!
Here are three key signals that you may be in (or entering into) a job or career slump:
You are not being challenged in new ways. Being challenged at work is an important factor when it comes to job satisfaction. When people are not being challenged in new ways they stop growing and acquiring new knowledge, skills and abilities which leads to boredom, monotony and, ultimately, unhappiness.
Your manager is not engaged or interested in your development. Having a manager who is genuinely interested in and devoted to your development is another key factor in job satisfaction. A good manager spends time with his or her people, both as a team and individually, and recognizes that when you take care of your people your people will take care of you.
You are not energized by the people you work with. The people you work with on a daily basis also play a large role in job satisfaction. You should not expect to be best friends with the people you work with however you should expect, and strive for, good relationships with your colleagues; relationships which consist of motivation, encouragement and respect.
If you are experiencing one or more of these areas in your job and feel it may be time for a change, please contact me at email@example.com to learn more about how I can help.