Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Career Hurdles: What is Holding You Back?

(Akiit.comAt one time or another, we all have a career that we dream of in our lives. But so many of us don’t get to experience this. Why? Well, it could be a number of reasons or hurdles that are holding you back. The trick is to not stop at these, but press through onto the goals that you want to succeed. To help you do this below, you will find some of the most common hurdles and the ways to overcome them, helping to make your dream career a reality.


While it would be great to think that everyone comes from a family that supportive and encourages them in their goal, this isn’t always the case. It could be because your family member are too focused on their own problems, that they just don’t have the emotional resources to help you with yours. Or that their expectations are wildly different from your own in terms of what you want out of life.

But whatever the reason, what can you do in this situation? Well, it’s a tough one for sure, and it will take some inner strength. You need to be respectful but also clear about your choices. It’s your life after all, and you are the best person to pick a career that will make you happy.

Also, if you find you’re not getting the support that you would like for your blood relatives, remember there are a lot of groups out there that can help. Like churches and organizations, so reach out to them to feel less alone.


Next, it can sometimes be your education that is holding you back. Perhaps you don’t have the level of qualification necessary to get into the field that you want. Or perhaps you want to change careers, and you need to retrain. Or you may even have specific areas that are holding you back like numeracy and speaking English.

What this usually means is that you have to admit your weaker area to yourself and find some way of improving in these. For higher level qualifications and career changes, it may be about going back to school, to night school, or getting some on the job training that will enable you to achieve your goals.

For issues with spoken English, you can find a course online like the one written by AJ Hoge Which you can do in your spare time to boost your knowledge and confidence. Allowing you to feel much more able to pursue your career dreams.


Another hurdle that you may com across is prejudice. This might be in terms of ethnicity, age, gender, or sexuality. Whichever factor it is, it’s not likely to be an easy situation to deal with. But that doesn’t mean you should give up.

Every career industry needs a trailblazer, the first person of their kind to be successful, and why shouldn’t it be you? Remember most prejudice seems like hate but really it is just fear, and you can make a big difference by changes people’s minds from the inside as well as campaigning on the issues externally.

Staff Writer; Doug Moore

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