Stuck In A Rut? 4 Strategies To Determine If It's Time For A Career Change


Whether you've been at your job for a few months or several years, you might feel like you're simply not getting ahead with your job. This might be a time when you want to think about changing careers so that you are happy with what you're doing on a daily basis. If you continue in a career that you're unhappy with, then you might get burned out on it and not have a desire to even get up to go to work during the day.


Don't Worry About The Resume


There was a time when changing jobs on a regular basis would put a dent in your resume. It would often mean that you're not stable when it comes to keeping a job. However, in today's world, it's commonplace to go from one job to another before you find what suits you. That doesn't mean that you should change jobs once a month. Don't let several jobs on your resume keep you from finding what will make you happy.


What Do You Like?


Look at the career that you have. If you don't like the environment or the people you work with, then it's time to look elsewhere. For example if you do enjoy working with people and helping them, you may consider getting a counselor degree and starting a career in counseling. This is a career where you'll make a difference in someone's life by helping them with their problems. You can also set your own hours, giving you more time to spend with your family.


It Doesn't Pay


When the money you make in your career isn't enough to support your family or you're spending more money on the gas to get to work and the clothing that is required from you to wear to work, then it's time to find something that gives you the income that you need. When you start looking at the money that can be made from a new job, you need to think about your monthly bills and the expenses that are associated with children and your wardrobe for work. Make sure the new career is worth the investment and the amount that you will make so that you can support your family.


Lack Of Value


When you feel like your employer doesn't notice you or the efforts that you put forth, it makes it hard to stay focused on the job. Talk to your employer to find out if there's anything that you can do better. If this doesn't work, then find somewhere that will appreciate what you can offer to the company.


Your job is one of the most important things that you have as it pays the bills for the home and your family. However, if you're not happy with what you do, then there's no reason to keep the job. Make a list of the things that you're looking for in a job before starting a new career search so that you are happy and excited about what's to come.


Written By: Emma Sturgis