You work hard, are always a step ahead, and go above and beyond to meet goals and expectations. And yet, it doesn’t seem like your boss notices. Are they simply busy or are you underappreciated and undervalued?
If you’re not sure, here are a few signs from the resume writers at ResumeSpice that your boss isn’t invested in you:
You feel invisible.
Not only does your boss not ask you to share your thoughts, but when you do, they dismiss them outright. In addition, no matter what you do, you always feel like you’re out of the loop and the last one to hear about important company or department news. It’s an especially worrisome sign when decisions are made about the projects on your plate or your workload, without consulting you first.
You don’t get feedback or guidance.
One key area your boss should take an interest in is helping you to build on strengths and overcome weaknesses. This doesn’t simply benefit you, it also provides advantages to your employer when they have a more productive and successful worker. But if you only hear about the negative – and what you’re doing wrong – or worse, nothing at all, it’s an indication your boss either takes you for granted and or is totally unaware of the contributions you’re making.
You keep getting passed over for a promotion without explanation.
If you don’t have the right experience or skills, your boss will hesitate to promote you. However, if you know you deliver superior work and are more than qualified, yet still can’t seem to get a leg up, it’s a red flag they’re not invested in your career. This is especially true if you’re the one getting all the dirty work and difficult assignments. If your boss can always rely on you to say “yes,” they’re not going to want you advancing ahead.
When you’re consistently seeing these and other warnings, what can you do? It depends on your situation. If you think your boss is simply overworked and unaware, then it might be worth having a private conversation and airing your concerns.
If, however, it’s because they’re not invested and don’t care about your career, it’s time to update your resume. There are plenty of managers and employers out there who value hard work and strong skills. It’s simply a matter of finding the one that’s a match for your background, abilities and personality.
Ready to update your resume and make a move?
Let the resume writers at ResumeSpice help with the job. Whether yours needs a quick edit or a total overhaul, we can work with you to position your background and skills in a way that gets noticed by hiring managers. Find out how with a call to our team at 832.930.7378.