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5 Signs It’s Time for a Career Change.

May 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( As we go through life, the weight of it all can weigh us down. So much so that we don’t take the time to sit and consider the most important things in our lives. Namely, I am talking about our careers. When was the last time you reevaluated if what you are doing to make money is really what you want to do to make money?

There comes a point in everyone’s lives where this has to happen. Even if you are totally satisfied with your position, you have to consider if you are using all of your talents. Who wants their abilities to go to waste when there is a whole world out there with all kinds of possibilities?

So, how do you know if it’s time for a career change? Here are so tips on what to think about the next time you ask yourself this question.

Same Ole’, Same Ole

The fact that you know exactly what to expect when you go to work every day could be an indication that it’s time to mix things up. Some people like this aspect of their jobs, others find it boring and tedious. What do you prefer? It’s okay to think about these things.

No Opportunities for Advancement

My first job out of college, I stayed with the organization for 5 years without any real considerations of advancement. Part of that had to do with age on my part and after leaving there, I vowed to never stay in a place for more than 3 years unless there were unbeatable chances for growth. If you are pretty much in a dead end with no real opportunities on the horizon for advancement, it may be a good idea to start looking for your next career move.

You’re a Different Person at Work

This happens a lot. People feel that they have to change who they are at work because of the environment. This is a sign that it could be a toxic place with an even more toxic culture. You should be who you are no matter where you are. A workplace must be conducive to you as a person. It may be time to change things up if that’s the case for your work situation.

Learning Curve Glass Ceiling

In other words, if you have learned all you can learn at your job, you must consider your cognitive growth. You want something that is going to challenge you and make you more marketable. If you don’t have that at your current job, it may be time to find a place that does.

Lack of Passion

It’s pretty straightforward! If you hate going to work or find it draining, that’s not good for your mental health as well as your physical health. Do something that ignites your zeal for the things you are good at in life.

It can be scary changing careers. The uncertainty of things can be off-putting. Nonetheless, if any of these situations ring true for you, you owe it to yourself to explore what’s best for your career.

Staff Writer; Rasheda Abdullah

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