6 Signs You Should Change Your Career Today

By Maria Onzain

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1. Dissatisfaction with your current position

Is your current position holding you back from reaching your true potential? Does your manager identify your potential? Are they including you in any promotion opportunities that are relevant?

If you feel like you don’t have a progressive career path in front of you, bring it up at your next review. Talk about the direction you want to take your career. Ask what potential there is within the organization to take your career in the direction you want.

If there is little scope for progression, you should check this career change guide to get on the right path to the position that you want.
 

2. Your job is unfulfilling

Do you feel like you would feel much better at a more interesting job? After being in the same position for a long time is very common to lose interest in what you do and not find it inspirational any more.

It is always worth trying to fix your current position first. But failing this, the best solution would be to look for a career that is more suited to you, your passions, ethics and beliefs.
 

3. Your skills are not being used to their full potential

In jobs everywhere there is some degree of turnover of staff, sometimes this is fast and sometimes it is slow and your turn may feel like it will never come.

We all need opportunity to show our potential, if there is no opportunity, how would you ever get the experience needed to do what you want to do?

Waiting for your turn to be next in line may suit some people; however if you are ready, why not take matters into your own hands! Take control of your own destiny instead of having to wait to fill the shoes of someone who may never leave.
 

4. Your job is highly stressful

Not everyone can cope well with stress and in the long term you may find it takes it’s toll on you and your family. Stressful jobs can come in different shapes and sizes, but one thing is certain, your well-being is more important than the salary on offer.

If you are finding the stress of your job difficult to cope with, it maybe time to consider a change.
 

5. Poor work/life balance

Being in the wrong job can be detrimental to your own mental health and well-being and add additional pressures on your family and friends.

There are certain moments of your life when you may want to focus on your profession one hundred per cent, but there will be other life stages where you will need your own time to start a family or simply spend more time with your loved ones. If you feel like you are starting to struggle to find a work life balance, it may be the right moment for a professional change.
 

6. Salary expectations are not being met

Do you ever wonder if it is really worth the money? We are all faced with the same question every now and then, is it really worth it?

It is very frequent to doubt if you have a fair salary or to expect a salary rise after working for the same company for a while. However, if this thought crosses your mind too often, you may need to make a decision and take action. 

 

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