Most of us tend to agree that if the job is higher in rank or pay or if it represents a personal and professional challenge we will gladly do it. It boosts our self-esteem and helps us generate a new set of skills.
But what do you do when your talent, academic and professional training is wasted and from a skilled employee or professional, you end up doing jobs below your ability?
If your job looked good on paper but you soon realized it is time to plan your escape, hanging in there just to make it to your next employment opportunity can be a challenge.
How to bring the situation to your advantage?
Enroll in the organization’s (free) training programmes
Venturing in a new wave of professional growth within your current workplace involves a proactive approach to learn new skills and develop your strengths.
This often opens a new window of opportunity for career development and progression. The more skills you possess, the more valuable to your current or future employer you become.
If you feel unstimulated at work, create your own bliss. In your spare time, whether it is your break or waiting by the photocopier engage in activities that use up your latent or unused skills, read something inspirational (a blog, a book or magazine – whatever you find helpful) or reevaluate your goals.
Every experience serves as a learning opportunity. Expect the unexpected and as they say… expect the best and plan for the worst case scenario.
Have you ever taken on a job that you ended up underpaid and unappreciated? For how long did you stay with the company? Have you found your dream job?
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