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TO WHAT EXTENT CAN THIS JOB TAKE YOU - Supervisory level, Managerial level, Executive level, or a dead end?

A #Thread of what you should know about your current job and what you can do to manage your career.
Some people get into a job, spend years on the same role and same position without growth.

Some times, salary may change but there is no tangible career growth - you need to ask questions.
What's career growth?

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. 
- @Jobbermandotcom
So, if you haven't changed job level in years, you may not be experiencing career growth.

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.
Before now, organizations would manage your career from day one and help you plan it out.

Today, it is not a common practise and that leaves you to take that responsibility yourself to manage your growth.
Money is important, so ask questions to get good pay but don't fail to ask these questions that'll ultimately determine your pay cap.

Question 1: Does the organization have a Competency Framework?

Question 2: Could you talk me through how it provides guidance on career growth?
Why is this important?

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.
This is why a Competency Framework is critical to your Career Growth.

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.
With Competency Framework, you will know what is expected of the next job level after your current level.

It details expected behaviours and competencies that you can leverage as a guide to develop yourself into roles that you desire.
You can look this up: The SFIA Framework (SFIA - Skills Framework for the Information Age) - especially for IT professionals.

- @SFIA_Foundation

None IT can also pick a thing or two.

With Competency Framework, you can MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS effectively and BE MINDFUL OF YOUR FUTURE.
When you say you want to join a dept and they tell you there is no space...it may be the Competency Framework talking.

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.
If you haven't asked before, not too late, go ask your HR.

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.

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