When you first started the job you’re in now, you probably had nothing but enthusiasm. However, as time has gone on, that sunny disposition may have started to wane and falter. In adult life, it can be pretty hard to decide whether we should drop everything and split off at a fork in the road, or simply stick with what we know. Here, I’ve listed a few sure-fire signs that you need a change in career.
Lack of Energy and Boredom
Pretty much everyone has times where the day seems to drag on, it’s hard to get interested in the task at hand, and they feel completely drained by the end of the day. However, sometimes this goes way past the general ups and downs of working life. If simply getting out of bed and into the shower takes a massive exercise of willpower in the mornings, then it’s time for a change. If this sounds all too familiar, you should try to figure out exactly what’s at the root of it. Break your job down into its different components. Is it the niche of your business? A certain co-worker or boss? The arduous commute? Pinpointing exactly what needs to change will help you into a job you can really get stuck into.
You’ve Got Nowhere to Go
One of the most common reasons why people start looking for a new career is feeling like they have no opportunities for advancement and personal development. This can be a gradual process, and very frustrating when it finally hits you. The simple fact is that some businesses are unable or unwilling to push people up the corporate ladder. Perhaps you started your job thinking of it as the first step on a towering staircase. Then, despite years of pushing yourself harder than anyone on your floor, offering up great ideas and making a positive contribution to the company culture, you still find yourself in the same place with no view to a promotion. If this is the case, start looking for a company that goes out of their way to help employees with their individual development. Sometimes, you may have simply exhausted your skills. If this is the case, consider looking at a few adult education companies like this HVAC training school.
We all have times where we feel like we simply don’t care about the things we know we should. Usually, taking better care of ourselves, talking it over with someone we trust, or something equally simple, can be all it takes to fix this issue. However, if you’ve tried everything you can and you’re still finding it hard to care about the work you do, it’s a clear sign that you need a change of career. You may have a keen interest in your field, but be working in an environment that has gradually smothered that interest. Perhaps you’ve been offering up great, innovative ideas to your managers for months or years, and found that everyone’s more interested in following protocol. If this is the case, get out quick!
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