Have you ever hit a wall in your career? This can come in the form of office politics, being overlooked for a promotion, or even seeing a furlough or downsizing on the horizon.
Did you know, you settle up every 2 weeks?
You are actively deciding to stay at that position but you are open to leaving at any time. Your company settles up with you typically every two weeks in the form of a paycheck.
You may have forgotten you’re a free agent with the ability to go anywhere at any time. If you don’t like your current work environment you can look elsewhere.
"But it's not that easy, Emily! I have a family to feed and bills to pay."
So what steps are you going to take this week to start walking out the door? Here are three things you can do right now to move you in the right direction.
Time to dust off that resume and add those accomplishments you've worked on since the last time you looked at this document. If you feel undervalued this is a great time to talk about what makes you this way.
Simply connecting with peers and past colleagues can jog people's memory of working with you. Also, by connecting to others you show them that you value THEM! Most people are flattered when a past work colleague reaches out to connect. This very act landed me a job with a hefty raise at one point in my career. It's so easy it's often overlooked.
Is that resume in a great place? Then there's no time like the present, apply!