What is Holding Your Career Back?

Right now, you’re in a bit of a failure to launch situation. You’ve been treading water in a job you’re no longer learning or growing in for a while now, and it’s time to finally do something about it.

You’re a bright person with a lot to offer any employer, so get to the bottom of this issue and make a change for the better. Maybe you already know what’s going on, but if not, take a look at five possible issues to see if any sound a little too familiar.

5 Things That Might Be Hindering Your Career

You’re on the Wrong Path

If you’re having trouble motivating yourself to look for a new job, your lack of enthusiasm could be telling. Perhaps deep down you know you’ve chosen the wrong career path and now feel stuck. The good news is, it’s never too late to change course. Figure out what you really want to do and start working toward your goal.

Choosing the Wrong References

When interviewing, the people you choose to speak on your behalf hold your future in their hands. You might be selecting references that look good on paper — e.g., former managers — but if you’re not 100 percent confident they’ll say all good things about you, they probably aren’t. A bad reference can definitely ruin your chances of getting hired, so think twice about who you ask to speak on your behalf.

Failing to Consider Contingent Options

Like most job seekers, you probably have your mind set on direct hire positions only. However, this seriously limits your reach. Expanding your search to include contingent options opens you up to a whole new world of possibilities. Not only does contingent work help boost your resume, employers often hire staffers who make a great impression.

Fear of the Unknown

If you’ve been employed by the same company for many years, the thought of leaving can be intimidating. Right now, you’re happy enough. You’re comfortable with your surroundings, you know your colleagues and you’ve banked a lot of paid time off, so you’re afraid to walk away from a job that’s decent. The thing is, you deserve more, but you’ll never get the chance to spread your wings if you don’t take a risk.

Not Believing in Yourself

You’re well aware the best jobs attract a high volume of candidates, and that scares you. A lack of confidence has filled you with the belief you don’t measure up to the competition, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Any employer would be lucky to have you on board, so believe in yourself and hiring managers will follow suit.

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