John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker LLC
From time to time, jobs can get stale. The good news is that’s often a sign that you’ve become accomplished in some particular aspect of your job. The bad news is you can begin to think leaving is the answer.
Maybe it’s time for a game plan. First, the boss doesn’t want to hear about your stale job. So, don’t start there. Before you even have that conversation, list out the parts of your job that do get you excited. Is it working across a greater range of engagements, or digging more deeply into a single area? Maybe there’s something you’d like to do more of?
Don’t expect the boss to read your mind that it’s time to shift gears. When you bring the subject up, his first concern is going to be whether your current workload will continue to be handled. Another part of your game plan will have to provide that answer. Is there a way to reorganize duties to avoid a problem? Is it time to be handing some work off to younger staff so you start to flex your manager muscle?
Be on the lookout for the odd volunteer assignment. Is there a marketing initiative that lacks only for leadership? Has the process of evaluating new databases been delayed because no one can take it on? Stepping up to the plate can help you get valuable exposure. You never know where a project might lead.
Getting a better job where you are is always the first move. If you’ve tried, and the response is lukewarm at best, maybe it’s time to reach out. Contact us for a confidential conversation about your options.