Have you been daydreaming about a career change? Wondering where you’re going in life or feeling as though you need a change in routine? If you notice any of these five signs, you’re probably due for a change of pace.
1. You’re Not Being Challenged
Does everything at work these days seem tedious? Do you find yourself bored to tears during the workday? Are you ever challenged by a task or does everything feel “routine” or even “easy”?
If so, it’s probably time for a change! If you find your job boring or too easy, you’re not being challenged. While most people don’t enjoy being challenged each and every day, tackling and completing a difficult task provides motivation. When you’re finally done, you’ll have a sense of accomplishment.
If you’re never challenged, you’ll never experience this sense of accomplishment or the motivation necessary to get you there.
2. Burnout Is Your Reality
Do you even have an off-switch anymore? If you’re having difficulty finding work-life balance, it might seem like you’re always on. Your social life and family could be suffering while you’re working overtime or staying at work late.
You might feel exhausted, mentally and physically. You’re probably stressed out. You’re probably aware of how much your life outside of work is suffering, but you may feel helpless to correct the issue.
If this sounds like you, then it’s time for a career change.
3. You’re Not Using Your Talents
Everyone has strengths and talents. You just may not use yours in the course of your job. If your job doesn’t make use of your talents, you’ll likely be dissatisfied with it. People enjoy doing the things they’re good at! If your job doesn’t give you the opportunity, you may feel like you’re stagnating or being underutilized.
You might also feel you’re not appreciated. These feelings can lead to deep dissatisfaction with your work life. You might wonder if there’s actually a job out there meant for you, one which capitalizes on your talents.
If you’ve ever felt this way, rest assured the right career does exist! You may need to switch careers to get there.
4. Your Wallet Needs a Change
Many Canadians live beyond their means. Household debt is at unprecedented levels. One major reason is salaries haven’t kept pace with the market, leading to a mismatch between costs of living and paycheques.
It’s difficult to consider the future if you’re struggling from month to month just to keep the bills paid. Maybe you’d like to pay off debts or start a savings account. On your current salary, however, those things just aren’t possible.
If this describes your situation, it’s time to make a change. More lucrative career paths do exist and they’re within your reach. If you want something more out of your future, start working towards it today by setting following a different career path.
5. You Want to Make an Impact
It’s only natural for human beings to want to make a difference in the world. Everyone wants to leave their mark. If you’re scraping together the rent month to month, bored at work, and feeling underutilized, chances are you don’t feel like you’re making a difference.
A career change could be just the thing you need to make a positive impact in your community. Switching to a more socially engaged role could help you satisfy the desire to make a difference for the people around you. It will help you find meaning and purpose in your work life.
Ready to Make a Change?
Changing career paths is a big leap. If you see the five signs above, however, you’re more than ready to make the change! Opportunities are at your fingertips. Explore them today.