According to studies, the average person spends just a little under nine hours a day at work. This equals out to be a little over 9,000 hours a year, which is essentially a third of your life. So then it stands to reason that you will want to choose a career that you truly love.

However, there are so many twists and turns in life that you may wind up having to take a particular job that you don’t really like. It is in these economic hard times that sometimes you wind up on a path that you aren’t really passionate about.

Whether you are in a job earning less than you want, stuck in a dead-end job or have a job that you are simply not appreciated, it can be very discouraging.

In another study, an overwhelming 70 percent of American felt as though they are not reaching their full potential at work. These are some very sad numbers. If you are searching for something better, there is hope. If you feel as though you could use a little inspiration and a gentle shove in the right direction, schedule an appointment with Los Angeles career coach, Terence Winslow.

And instead of just updating your resume and sending it out, boost your career by taking action.

Ask for an Evaluation

A work evaluation by your boss can give you some insight on how to improve the state of your career. It isn’t painless though, you are bound to hear some criticism that is bound to sting a bit. But an evaluation will help you understand how well you perform from a different point of view. Armed with this knowledge, your performance can improve moving forward.

Learn More Skills

You might think you are done with your education, but taking additional classes isn’t going to hurt your career. Just because you have a job, it isn’t a good excuse to let the skills you have stagnated. In the age of technology, you can enjoy taking college courses online without having to leave the comforts of your own home. And it can be very convenient.

There is no need to pursue a degree, you just want to brush up on outdated knowledge and keep up with the times. If anything, taking courses shows that you have the motivation to boost your career.

Take On a Challenge

Ask your boss to let you take on a project that is outside your scope of expertise. Don’t be afraid to take on a challenge. This will give you a chance to grow your base of knowledge and show off skills that your boss has yet to see. It could be a huge opportunity.

Network

Social networking is a great way to meet like-minded people who are professionals. By maintaining professional networking profiles, you are making contacts that can boost your career. So go ahead and get your name out there.

Terence Winslow provides unique coaching and mentoring services catered for professionals. Contact us for further details concerning the opportunities we offer.