by Joan Burge
Employees often ask me, “How can I continue advancing my career after I feel I’ve hit a job plateau?” They also tell me that they like who they work for and the work they do, but feel stagnant. Anyone who asks that question is a go-getter! How does an employee continue moving forward in her chosen profession?
• Expand your job. A lull in your career may signal you’re ready for new challenges, not necessarily a new job. Look for projects that highlight your particular strengths—tasks that step beyond your job description but that you feel qualified doing or learning. When advancing your career, the skills you’ve demonstrated are often more important than the title you’ve held. Doing higher-level, more complicated work will expand your skill set and earn you kudos and new opportunities in the process.
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