The Results Are In: What’s Holding Your Career Back?
While many people experience setbacks on their career path, every obstacle is different, and we wanted to know what you think is holding your career back.
The Results Are In
The number one thing holding careers back, according to our survey, is the “lack of job availability” with 19% of the vote. The other top answers received almost the same amount of votes, and include:
- “No room for advancement”—16%
- “Lack of experience”—15%
- “No college degree”—13%
Additionally, “fear of change” received 10% of the vote, followed by “family commitments” with 9%, and “I don’t feel held back by anything” with 4%.
Is Your Age a Factor?
Readers were also given the option to select “Other” and provide their own answers. Responses include:
- “The economy”
- “Companies don’t want to train anymore”
- “Lack of confidence”
- “Length of time I’ve been unemployed”
- “Software applications”
- “Resume looks like I’m a job hopper”
- “Health issues”
Of those who selected the “Other” option, 50% reported that their age is holding their career back.
What else is holding your career back? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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