When you start looking out for a new job..

When you start looking out for a new job..

By Rajesh Setty on Wed 03 Aug 2005, 9:28 AM – Leave Comment

There is a common theme whenever I talk to people who are planning to

quit their jobs. They say they have reached a “glass ceiling” and there

is nothing that they can do in their current jobs. Some common

complaints that I have heard:

* the job does not provide growth opportunities

* the environment is not good

* there is no support for my ideas

* there is no growth path

* I don’t enjoy my job anymore

* my boss can’t understand me.

Once you made up your mind that nothing is possible in the current job,

interestingly many possibilities that may have been existing will close

out on you. In fact, since mind will start looking for evidence to

support your “claim” you will also start noticing more things that are

not right in the current job.

My message is simple: If there is a problem in the current job, that

may also be an opportunity for you to shine. It all depends on what is

your view on such things. The moment you notice a problem, you can feel

miserable or you can say “Aha.. here is an opportunity or a leadership

moment that might help me reach the next level” and look for



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