Good morning Dinks. Let me ask you a question, do you love your job? If the answer is anything but an affirmative YES you may want to make a career change. I did.
Just a few years ago I changed careers from being a financial planner to being a social media consultant. To be honest it was the best decision I’ve ever made. It was a lot of work, it required me to go back to school with a bunch of 20-somethings and I even did some volunteer work to start building my portfolio but it was all worth it. Now I’m a full time social media consultant for an international financial corporation.
If you’re thinking about making a career change but aren’t sure if it’s the way to go keep reading. Here are five signs you may need to make a career change.
You’re restless at work
If you find yourself unable to concentrate at work and wandering around it may be time for a career change. Ask your boss for more responsibilities or to explore other job opportunities within your department or company.
You watch the clock all day
When you’re bored time can seem like it’s standing still. It’s the worst possible way to spend a day. Giving yourself something to look forward to after work – like a date with your sweetheart or dinner with friends – may help make the day go by a little bit faster.
You leave right at 5 pm
The feeling of wanting to rush out of your workplace right at 5 pm and never look back may be a sign that you need to make a career change. Think about your dream job – what would you like to do? Where would you like to work? If you don’t want to spend a second longer than you have to at work you may need to find a new workplace.
You ignore your alarm in the morning
When your alarm clock goes off in the morning do you jump out of bed to get the day started or do you hit snooze again and again? I personally hate waking up in the morning, it’s absolutely the worst part of my day but it has nothing to do with hating my job – it’s because I really love sleeping. However once I’m in the shower I feel refreshed and I’m ready to go. If you dread getting out of bed in the morning it may be a sign you need a new job.
You’re always looking for other things to do
If your daily tasks are not fulfilling and you spend your days looking for more rewarding work it may be time to make a career change. There is absolutely no shame in changing careers. As I said it requires a bit of effort but it can be worth it in the end. It was for me.