This may be tough to hear but whatever the issues you may be facing in your current job – salary, duties or even your co-workers; it is important you voice them to your manager. A good manager will communicate with transparency and try to work with you to better assist your position in the company. Yet, the reality is, good management is not in every organisation, but we still encourage you to approach your manager before addressing your concerns to the HR department or higher. It is always the best starting point.
So often we have been told that management simply dismisses or even ignores pleas for extra assistance, training, deserved promotions, additional support or help with staffing issues.
These people are told “sorry, nothing we can do about it now”; “it’s not within our budget”; “we cannot go changing our policy” and so forth. This leaves them feeling that the company is unwilling to move in their position or provide reasonable explanations or alternatives to their issues. It may be the case that the companies’ hands are indeed tied up and they cannot actually assist you at this time.
Being in a job is like being in a relationship. If the connection is toxic and your partner does not understand or care for your needs (despite attempting to communicate your concerns) then what do you need to do? Best bet is to end the partnership. We are not here to tell you to resign from your job, as this is a personal decision you need to make for yourself, and you need to determine how significant and problematic your issue at work is. But should you feel you have come to a corner with no more turns to make and have properly communicated your concerns to your superiors, then moving on is probably your best option. Before you start applying to jobs, you need to find a job and an organisation that is your ‘match’. There is no such thing as perfect, but there is always a position that ticks a lot of fundamental boxes.
So how do you move on? How do you know if the next company you join will be any better? Here are three tips you should consider to ensure your next job is the right one.
We hope you have find these tips helpful in your assessments on your current and future employment. It is not an easy choice to decide to move on. Fear, comfort zone and economical issues can prevent you from making the choice to take the next step in your career. However, at the end of the day, there are ways in which you can make informed decisions and educate yourself on the options surrounding you. There are always options; it is simply a matter of you being open to them. Become a detective and do your research, you will find that gem you are looking for.
Happy job hunting,
My Career Angels