Quite often, professionals feel like they have reached a state of limbo in their career. They may seem to be working long hours and pushing themselves to go the extra mile at work — and yet their efforts seem to be all in vain. They get bypassed for a promotion and don’t get appreciated as much as they should.
Sound familiar? If your career is at a standstill, just what can you do to get out of this rut?
Are you happy in your present career? If not, it may be time to make a switch. A career change can be a game changer and give your income that much-needed boost. If you find that you have to drag yourself to work every morning, and really don’t enjoy what you are doing, then it’s clear that you need to opt out. There are a number of professional training courses available that can give you a fresh start in a new direction. If you are a software engineer, Big Data is all the rage these days…you can take a course in Hadoop and pick up the fundamentals of this versatile data platform. Or if network security is your forte, you can get started on a career in Ethical Hacking with a CEH certification. Evaluate your interests and make the right decision.
If you are happy with your career choice, but not so happy with the paycheck you are drawing, then you can upgrade your skills with a certification course that takes your competencies up a notch. For instance, if you are currently a team leader; get PMP certified and establish your capability of driving a complex project with confidence. The promotion and salary hike you seek will soon be yours! The Project Management Salary Survey—Eighth Edition claims that certification holders earn 17 percent more than their non-certified peers.
Whether its upskilling yourself, or learning a new skill entirely, getting trained can start you on the path to personal and professional success. Step back and evaluate yourself; set clear goals for your career, and draw out a road map that will take you where you want to go!