Could Switching Careers Be Right for You?
All of us consider quitting our jobs and starting somewhere new from time to time. Whether that’s out of boredom, disappointment, disagreements with others in the workplace, feeling we are not progressing or general job dissatisfaction. This is completely normal, but often, the benefits of the job outweigh the benefits of leaving the job – and so we stay. But when should you actually consider a career change? At the end of the day, you’re never obliged to stay in a particular position – unless you are under contract stating so for a set period of time – and the world is your oyster when it comes to alternative career choices. Here’s some more information that can help guide you in the right direction when it comes to considering a change for you!
Signs You May Want to Seek Another Job
Here are some key signs that it may be time to consider switching your career.
- You’re experiencing burnout
- Your job is impacting your self-esteem
- You find yourself dreaming of a different role
- You’re consistently bored
- You’re not experiencing any progression
- You don’t feel respected by your colleagues or boss
Discussing Issues With Your Manager
If you feel reluctant to leave your job but you are experiencing issues in the workplace that make you consider leaving, you may want to discuss this with your manager. Often, there are changes that can be made to make your job more satisfying and to increase your happiness in the workplace. From pay rises to more flexible working hours, remote work options or mediation between different employees, there are generally steps that can be taken.
Finding a Role That Does Work For You
If you decide that it is time to leave, you need to start considering what type of role you want to move into. Transitioning between significantly different roles is possible – Belinda Stronach did it successfully and so have so many others. You just need to make sure you know what you want. Finding a role that will work for you entails many different factors. You need to consider exactly what you want from the role. Decide what hours you want to work, whether you want to work remotely, what salary you’re looking for, whether you’re happy to retrain, where you want to be located, what type of tasks you want to engage with, what company culture you’re looking to join and more. All of these considerations will help you whittle down your options and find something that will tick all of your boxes.
Transitioning Into Another Job
For many, it is logical to avoid telling their workplace they are leaving until they have received a job offer from somewhere else. Only at this point do people generally hand their notice in to their original workplace. This allows you more financial security and stability during the transition, as you can switch from one role straight into another.
As you can see, switching careers is possible, but will take some work. Hopefully, some of the steps above will guide you through the process and see you land a new career that better suits your needs and preferences!