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Being brilliant is not enough to thrive in your professional life. Above all you mustn’t let yourself become bored. Boredom wastes time – it is the indication that you are not learning and it is up to you to do something about it. But how? By setting yourself audacious objectives, that’s how! And what could be more audacious and more rewarding than aiming for something you believe you are not able to achieve?

A lack of motivation must be telling you something. The realisation that your career needs a boost brings with it anxiety and often begins with a feeling of weariness. But once the problem has been identified, the energy and the excitement of a new start quickly supplant negative thoughts. All that remains is to decide which direction to take. Transfer, self-employment or simply changing jobs; anything is possible providing it is what you really want. Recruitment consultants try to understand what a candidate’s needs are. Not because of altruism but rather common sense – an employee who feels fulfilled brings more creativity, motivates his or her team and conveys a positive image of the company.

In order to increase your luck, stay attentive to your visibility and your network. Sometimes, our entourage is better at identifying our talents and our aspirations than we are. Linkedin, Viadéo, professional networks, etc., are the means through which recruiters will spot you and, who knows, offer you the opportunity you are waiting for. Be attentive to your environment and ask yourself searching questions.

If you are not able to identify the problem, taking the time to redefine your career plan could help you to update your aspirations. The simplest solutions are not always the best. To blossom we often need to leave our comfort zone. In a nutshell – fortune favours the brave.


Charles-Henri Dumon, CEO & Founder of Morgan Philips Group

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