You're not alone. In fact, a recent study from Oracle found that 75% of people feel the same way.
But don't worry, here's my proven framework that can help you determine your next steps.
Here's what you need to do:
Step 1: Reflect on your achievements from the past 1-2 quarters, and write down at least three specific accomplishments and three skills you've developed or improved during that time. This exercise will not only help you identify which areas you're growing in, but also highlight areas where you may need to focus more attention, and where the right opportunities may be needed to further develop your skills and advance your career.
Step 2: Seek input from your mentor and incorporate their feedback into your career narrative. Your mentor can be a valuable sounding board, providing a fresh perspective on your skills and accomplishments. Take their feedback into account as you continue to refine your career story.
Step 3: Have a career growth conversation with your manager first and skip level second. Share your narrative, discuss your current state, and your growth plan. Seek feedback on your narrative and work together to determine how your current and future work can support your career growth.
By following this framework, you'll gain unprecedented clarity on your current state and growth plan. This will then guide your next steps and help you take control of your career.
So what are you waiting for? Start reflecting on your achievements, seek guidance from your mentor and manager, and take the first step towards your career growth today!