Are you unsure about your current career path but unable to anticipate if it is just a phase or you should switch careers?
Here are 5 signs that you need to look out for, to understand if you need a career change.
#Sign 1: You are Exhausted:
You spend maximum numbers of hours of your day at work hence if you feel exhausted most of the days it means your work is to be blamed. The main reason why most people are exhausted at work is that they do not like what they do hence they don’t enjoy the number of hours they are at work. Forget the word enjoy, if you do not love your work, you will stress the entire day about it and that would make you exhausted and worn out. Sometimes it’s the nature of the work that can be stressing you out more especially if it is more of a physical job. Your body gives you sign when something is not right and if it is exhausted every day, it is giving you a sign that it is time for you to look for a career change.
#Sign 2: Your Salary Does Not Make You Happy:
Majority of people who do not like their jobs hang on to it because they love the fact that this job is paying their bills. But if you have reached a point when even your salary is not giving you pleasure, something is seriously wrong, and you need to reconsider your career choices.
#Sign 3: Your Job Responsibilities Do Not Align with Your Passion:
Numerous people have become so used to being in the same job for years that they completely forget to take heed of the fact that they hate it. But if you feel that you are passionate about something else in life and your job does not even come close to that then you are in the wrong career path. If you do not love your job, to keep doing it for years is just torturing yourself hence you should immediately plan for a career switch.
#Sign 4: Your Flourishing Career Does Not Make You Happy:
You have been working in a field for years and are getting paid well along with timely promotions and increments, ask yourself if that makes you happy? If the answer is yes, then you do not need a career change otherwise it is high time you look out for a different job. A failing career can make you upset but if a flourishing career is unable to bring you the satisfaction you seek for then there is no point being unsatisfied for the rest of your life. Find a career path that satisfies your interests.
#Sign 5: You are Really Bad at Your Job:
You may think that the career you are currently working in is right for you but are you good at what you do at work? If yes then you can explore the career path more but if you are bad at your job, there is something seriously wrong. Either you hate what you do which makes your work shabby or your knowledge about the job is not enough and you need to educate yourself more. In both cases, it seems like you are not prepared to work in this career path, and you may consider a change of the career. Start with switching your company first, see if your performance gets better in the other firm as sometimes you may be unsatisfied with the firm you work for.
Changing a career path may be scary as you need to restart your professional journey but if you have discovered that what you are doing currently is not where you want to be, do not fear to switch careers as better late than sorry.