- Posted by National Dental Academy
- On May 20, 2016
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We’ve all been there: dead end jobs going nowhere. You may even be in a dead end job at this moment and not even realize it. So how can you tell when you’re working somewhere that will never getting better? We’ve put together a list of five ways to tell if you’re working somewhere that won’t provide growth or opportunity for you or your family.
1. No Change In Routine
Everyone’s job gets into a rut from time to time. Even doctors have routines that can get tedious after a while. However, we’re talking about something very different. If your job has become mechanical and there is no way to earn more responsibility, then you’re probably in a dead end job. “I once had an employee ask me if she was ever going to grow in our company,” says Monica Thomas, a senior HR head at a small electronic firm. “We were a very small company and she was an administrative assistant, and the only job above hers was mine, and I wasn’t about to give up my job!” Take stock of the company you’re in and ask yourself, is the company going to grow, and if so, can you grow with it? If you’re unsure about the answer, then it’s probably no!
2. Your Skills Are Not Being Tapped
Were you passed over for a promotion? Are your requests for getting more training being consistently ignored? Do you feel you could be doing more in your job, but you either can’t, or aren’t being given the opportunity to? If so, you’re in a dead end job!
3. You’re Receiving Unfair Treatment
Are your colleagues being offered opportunities that you aren’t? Do you feel like your boss is giving you the cold shoulder, and offering support to your co-workers but not to you? If so, you’re in a dead end job!
4. You’re Not Challenged
Are you feeling bored at your job? Do you feel like you’re never going to do something that holds your interest, something where you can learn new, marketable skills? Do you feel like your boss, your co-workers, and your company is unwilling to teach you new things and that there is no way it will ever change? If so, you’re in a dead end job!
5. No Change In Pay, Title, Or Responsibilities
You’ve been doing the same gig for more than one or two years, and you haven’t received a promotion, a raise, or any new responsibilities. Does this sound familiar? Regardless of what your boss may say, you can’t blame the economy for everything. “I once worked in a law firm that gave out an annual Christmas bonus every year, until the Great Recession hit.” says Raissa Bretz, a former junior attorney at a criminal law firm. “So the head of the law firm stopped giving out bonuses for two years, and every year the excuse was the economy. One day, I heard him bragging to one of the other attorneys about how he loved the recession because business was booming. He told us that our business was hurting and that’s why we didn’t get bonuses, but it was just an excuse!” If you think your boss doesn’t want to promote you just because they don’t want to pay you more, then face it, you’re in a dead end job!
How To Get Out Of A Dead End Job
There is only one answer: LEAVE! Are you ready for a new career that provides job growth, new skills, new challenges every day, and job security? Call the National Dental Academy about our dental assisting program. In only ten weeks time, you can be certified to be a dental assistant! Our classes are held on Saturdays only, so you don’t have to adjust your schedule to attend. We also have a scholarship available for students who pay in full! Don’t stay in a dead end job for another minute, begin your new career as a dental assistant today!
Call the National Dental Academy for more information, or fill out our contact form online. We love working with recent high school graduates, people who are looking for a career change, or those who have always thought about working in a dental office. If you think you might be interested in a new career in the dental field, then don’t hesitate. Just give us a call and ask us a few questions; we’ll help you learn all about the program so you can decide if becoming a dental assistant is what you want to do!