A #Thread of what you should know about your current job and what you can do to manage your career.
Some times, salary may change but there is no tangible career growth - you need to ask questions.
Career growth is the process of moving from one point of the corporate ladder to another. One of the most popular ways through which career growth is achieved is through promotions.
Sometimes, it is not that you ain't doing well on the job but may be that you didn't or you are not asking a critical question on the job.
Today, it is not a common practise and that leaves you to take that responsibility yourself to manage your growth.
Question 1: Does the organization have a Competency Framework?
Question 2: Could you talk me through how it provides guidance on career growth?
Jobs have levels.
Some jobs cannot grow beyond Officer level. Some, you are capped at Supervisor or Specialist level.
Anyone in such role may just be fighting for promotion that may not come except there is a change of role.
It outlines each job role, the skill and the level of responsibility necessary to function at that job.
If this detail exist in your organization, you are lucky - take advantage of it.
It details expected behaviours and competencies that you can leverage as a guide to develop yourself into roles that you desire.
There are some jobs that are not available at Officer level while some end at Officer level.
Find out where yours leads and plan your career accordingly.
Go talk to your Talent Manager if you have one and let them guide you.
Otherwise, peacefully research and understand where what you are doing today leads and take steps to direct it to where you want.