How to Know If It’s Time to Change Career
If you’re considering a career change, you’re not alone. In 2016, about 6.2 million workers left their jobs to work in an entirely different field.
However, putting these thoughts into action can be daunting. For some, it entails letting go of a stable job to head down an unknown path. For others, switching jobs mid-career may mean a lateral move, which can sometimes feel like a step backward.
Each stage in your career offers an opportunity to learn more about yourself. Those career choices you may think as failures can sometimes be the most enlightening and transformational steps to a fulfilling career. Recognizing when it’s time to move on from your current job to pursue other passions can be a win-win for you and your employer.
If you feel that the career path you’re on might not be right for you, use this opportunity to evaluate your feelings toward your current role. Find out if it’s time to get out of your rut and into the career you’ve always wanted with these signs.
You’re Unresponsive and Complacent
You Feel Like You’re Not Making an Impact
You Dread Going To Work
Even Your Pay Can’t Make Up for Your Discontent
Your Personal Life is Affected By Your Job
Stress can also impact your relationships with other people, such as when your friends and family notice your irritability or constant complaining. If work is making you an unhappy or bitter person, you should begin exploring activities that will make you feel like yourself again.
You Fantasize About a New Career
Step 1: Find Out What’s Not Working
Step 2: Identify The Things You Like About Your Current Job
Step 3: Respect Your Core Values
Step 4: Evaluate Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Step 5: Develop and Execute Your Plan
After a careful self-inventory, plan out your goals and give yourself reasonable timelines. Focus on expanding your network connections and continually developing your skills. Most of all, don’t be scared by the search for your new career. It’s never too late to start again to do what you love, every day.
Here at Watkins & Associates, we can help you find a new career doing what you love. Give us a call at 713.334.4342 or fill out our website form and let’s get in touch today!