Stagnant career: what to do

Updated: Jun 21, 2020


It has been 15 years in manufacturing. It’s all that I know. I am getting bored in my tasks and didn’t feel energised as before.

What should I do?

A career stagnation is common. Usually happens at the mid-stage life of a working professional, aged 40 and above.

I have seen dozens of cases during my career coaching years.

Surprisingly, a number of them wishes to branch out but afraid to take that leap of faith. Even if they acknowledge their specific skills, they have other thoughts that hinder them.

Maybe they are comfortable in their position. They know who’s-who in the company. Their work partners and colleagues have been supporting them.

It’s like brotherhood-in-arms.

Commitment aside – they prefer lesser risks as compared to venturing overseas for work experiences.