Sunday night blues? Your career is stagnating
SEE ALSO :Are you ready for the job market?2. No salary increase If you barely notice an increase in your salary over the years, or are still earning the same digits years after you joined your workplace, despite showing commitment and putting great efforts into your responsibilities, then it is a sign that you need to act on your static career sooner rather than later. It gets worse and more demoralising when after doing some digging, you realise that your peers in a similar job group go home with a much healthier wallet. Wake up and smell the coffee. 3. Average performance When you are constantly “meeting expectations”, you are the stalwart who performs well enough but you do not stand out, keep in mind that you will eventually get lost in the mix and miss out on management attention. You are no longer praised for your work because there is nothing out of the ordinary about your productivity. Do not be surprised when promotions pass you by. 4. Under-utilised skills
SEE ALSO :Law not as glamorous as TV makes it lookYou were initially employed because your hiring manager believed that you had a particular set of skills to bring to the table. However, you realise that over the years, some of those skills have not been put to use. This leads to frustration and the feeling that you could be over-qualified for your job. Soon, you will become an expert in complaining that you deserve better. 5. Constantly clashing with your boss The feeling of being powerless and insignificant comes effortlessly when you do not seem to get things right and your boss is always on your case even over trivial matters. You rejoice when your boss is not around and dread going to work knowing he or she will be at work the whole day. Workplace personality clashes are bad for business. They are particularly stressful and unpleasant to you as an individual. The sad truth is that workplace conflict can start as a disagreement on ideas and escalate into mutual loathing between you and your boss. Your motivation and willingness to follow instructions will eventually drop hurting your career development in the process.
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