• Katie Majewski

The Only 3 Tips You Need to Stay Motivated and Engaged at Work—Seriously!


We’ve all felt bored and unchallenged at some point in our careers. The question is, if you’re in that place right now, what can you do about it?

In this post, we’ll share three tips for employees who are not motivated or fully engaged at their current job:

  1. Conduct a thorough, candid self-evaluation

  2. Approach your boss

  3. Reevaluate your job in the context of your overarching career objectives

How serious is the problem of a lack of motivation at work? According to Inc. Magazine, it can be the leading cause of employee turnover. In one of the most extensive studies of its kind, with over 5000 professionals interviewed, fully 33% responded with, “I'm bored, need a new challenge,” when asked why they were considering a job change.


If you’re in that spot, it’s time to do some soul-searching.


Conduct a thorough self-evaluation of your current employment situation.

As we point out in a previous post:

It's important to take time for self-reflection. This will help you to more clearly identify where you want your career to go in the coming years.

You’ll also get a better sense of what skills need improving and what sort of work environment suits you best.


Self-evaluations are about being completely candid both with yourself and others. A reflective, genuine self-evaluation will provide you with valuable information that will help shape your career path and build additional credibility as a professional.


Approach your boss.

Let your team lead know you’re looking for a new challenge. Great leaders have been where you are, and they know the feeling. Leadership places a high value on every employee. Approach your boss openly and see if there are any potential new opportunities to explore.

Reevaluate your job in the context of your overarching career objectives.

It might be time for a healthy change of scenery, depending on your circumstances. Never take the prospect of making a career or job change lightly. But if you think you’ve exhausted all options and you need to look for a new opportunity, it’s a good time to engage with a professional recruiter.


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