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As a Frustrated Trailblazer, you might enjoy some of your tasks, but some aspects of your job bother you. Your Career Well-being Score is AVERAGE. You are in a work environment that may not suit you well.
Your current workplace likely doesn’t provide the support and collaboration you need. Sometimes, you might have help from a colleague or manager, but most of the time, you have to figure out everything alone. It would be nice to be able to ask for help or get an extra hand to assist with your workload when you feel overwhelmed.
You are a high-achiever and one of the few (if not the only one) who can perform your tasks. You wish you could take more time off, but you worry about not having support while away. Maybe you don’t see people taking enough time off in your department and don’t want to impose your workload on others.
You wish you had a better working relationship with your manager so you could speak up more at work. While feedback is sometimes encouraged, you don’t know how to approach those conversations. You struggle to find the right words and position yourself with confidence.
Sometimes, you feel like your stress levels are high. You use some coping tools, but they don't always work. You also lack work-life balance, especially after work hours. You feel tired and drained and don’t usually do something for yourself. Since work doesn’t fully provide purpose and fulfillment, you need to find activities outside of work that bring you joy.
You are eager to develop your career and grow, but you don’t believe your current workplace provides the tools to help you achieve your goals. While you are able to save some money for the life you want in the future, it’s better to look out for your career well-being now rather than later. Wouldn’t it be nice to work in a healthy environment, have work-life balance, improve your career development and have time for things you enjoy outside of work? I bet you said YES, so let’s do something about it!
Frustrated Trailblazer, you should be very proud of yourself! You are eager to discover what you can do to improve your current work situation. HOORAY!
If you don’t address your frustrations, they’ll continue to grow. You have many ideas and want to innovate and grow, but you might not be able to do that in your current workplace.
The good news is, you are taking steps to help you figure out what you can do next! I’m so happy for you!
If we haven’t met, let me introduce myself…
Your next steps:
1 – Self-reflection: What’s bothering you at work? Make a list of the issues. Then consider writing a few possible solutions and who could help you. For example, a vendor is giving you a tough time. Can you ask another colleague for help? Can you discuss the problem with your manager?
2 – Talk to your manager: If your dissatisfaction comes from the lack of career development, brainstorm a few tasks you would like to take on, and ask your manager to help you. You could job shadow someone performing that task or ask for a stretch assignment to help you learn and improve a skill.
3 – Consider job searching: If trying to speak up and provide solutions didn’t work, you may need to consider your career goals. Is this company taking your career where you want to go? If your answer is NO, then consider checking the job market.
3 extra resources to help you improve your Career Well-being Score:
1 – Check out my blog! I post articles bi-weekly about job search strategies, career development, and workplace well-being.
3 – Subscribe to my YouTube Channel and watch bi-weekly videos and shorts about a variety of career development and job search topics.
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