Is waiting for a promotional opportunity your only chance of success? You may need to approach your career portfolio in different ways at different times:
- No change:
Recognition that your current role provides you with sufficient challenge and opportunities for development
- Develop a current role:
Changing the mix of tasks in your current position to include more of the things you enjoy.
- Seek promotion:
Consider what the real gain would be for you when you take on increased responsibility.
- Take on project work:
Seek out project work or temporary placement in another job function to see how you like it.
- Lateral move:
Move to a similar level of job task difficulty but with different job content.
- Move down:
Reduce your job responsibility for a short- or long-term period.
- Change business unit:
Decide that you want a different job in a different organization for career gains.
- Change career field:
Change to an entirely different position with your current employer.
- Create a new job:
Submit a proposal for a new position that would meet your needs and those of your employer.
- Change employer:
Decide that a different employer is more appropriate for your career goals.
- Go back to school:
Work toward a new degree or certification that will lead to higher level or different positions.