Signs it’s Time for a Career Change

April 29, 2024



You Don’t Have Time for the Things That Matter Most.

Are you constantly running out of time to do the things that are important to you? Whether that’s spending quality time with your children, making time to see friends, cooking dinner regularly, or doing a hobby or sport that brings you joy, if there is something important to you that you constantly have to sacrifice because of work, you may be ready to make a change to something that offers more flexibility and empowers you to prioritize what matters most to you.

You Feel Unstable in Your Position

If your work doesn’t feel stable, you are probably in a constant state of stress. This can be detrimental to your mental and physical health. If you are always unsure whether your finances will be okay or whether your job will disappear in a month, this is not a sustainable way to spend your time. Look into training for more stable career options, such as supply chain management.

You Dread Going to Work

Do you feel a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach at night when you think about going to work in the morning? Do you feel it every time you think about going to work? While it’s normal to sometimes not feel like going to work, if every time you think about work you find yourself dreading it, that’s a surefire sign that you’re ready to change your career.

You’re Overwhelmed All the Time

Are you always overwhelmed at work? If you are expected to do the work of four people and always feel buried under a pile of tasks, you might be ready to choose a new career that’s more suited to you. Feeling constantly overwhelmed likely means that you are either overworked or are in a field that doesn’t fit you.

You’re Bored All the Time

On the other side of the coin, feeling bored all the time can also be a sign that it’s time for a career change. Sure, the occasional boring day at work is to be expected, but overall your job should stimulate and challenge you. If the first word that comes to mind when you think about your work is “boring,” it’s time to look for something more interesting.

Ready for a career change? The first step is getting the training and skills you need.