Is it Time for a Career Change?


The anxiety that comes along with big life-changes, can cause many to stay in one place for too long.  This could be a relationship, where you live, or…your career!  I can’t even tell you how many people put off changing work-places, or careers, due to the fear of the ‘unknown.’

“What if I fail?”
“What if I hate it?”
“What if the culture isn’t for me?”

These are the normal questions, that usually, hold people back from taking that ‘leap of faith.’  I actually have some very real experience, when it comes to career change!  It can be scary, exciting, nerve wracking, and also…extremely rewarding!

There are quite a few undeniable reasons, that it may be time to move on.
We narrowed it down to the TOP 5:

⚡️You feel chronically worn out or depleted.
Feeling like you’re constantly exhausted, and have no time for your personal life,
or the things you love, can seriously take a toll.  Not just physically, from being
overworked, but mentally, as well.

⚡️You don’t really care about the tasks you’re assigned.
Being bogged down with passionless assignments, or duties, can cause you to
feel resentment towards your work-place, or the person assigning you your work.

⚡️You have come to the point where your salary doesn’t make up for your boredom.
Sometimes, it isn’t all about dolla-dolla bills.  In fact, a great salary can almost
make one feel trapped or tethered to their current job or career.  Being able
to wake up every day, and love what you do is priceless!

⚡️Despite making all the “right” choices, the end result, somehow, feels wrong.
Feeling fulfilled in your work, is a great way to gain a love and passion
for your field.  Having that feeling of pride, after a job or assignment is complete,
is so important to capture the motivation one needs to be successful.

⚡️You feel your talents and skills are being wasted.
‘Ending up’ in a position, or at a job, can cause one to feel like they aren’t
reaching their full potential.  Being able to tap into the best parts of yourself is
something you should, 100% be doing everyday.  If you aren’t using what makes you great,
is it really a place that you want to be in, for the long haul?

Navigating different career options can be tasking. Below I have listed some great resources, that may better help you choose what is next for your future. It can be one of the hardest decisions a person has to make, changing up their career or job.  However, living your passion, and doing what you love has this taste of freedom that is like nothing else.

Career Quiz
The Balance Careers
Eat Your Career

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Written By Contributor: Molly Zahn