No one wants to be in a stale career. No one wants to hate the feeling of going to work and no one wants to feel like they’re being forced down a career path that isn’t something they really want. So to help you out, we’ve put together five unique ways to help you decide your next career move. Whether it’s time to get out of the industry you’re in or set your sights for a different goal, we’ll explain how to reach those conclusions.
- Think about what makes you happy
You don’t need to be a careers expert to realize that being happy is one of the most essential components of anyone’s career. If you’re doing something you love, then it becomes a part of your life and the salary will probably be the least of your concerns if you enjoy doing what you do and it at least pays the bills. Consider what makes you happy instead of what pays the most and you’ll find that your next career move could be easier to make than you think.
- Consider what’s available to learn
Sometimes it’s not a complete career change that you need, but a different perspective. A lot of people realize that while the industry they’re in is something they enjoy, the job they’re doing might not be. This is when you should consider other positions in your industry and how viable it would be to change your role. For instance, an IT technician could become a computer programmer, and a chef could turn into a restaurant owner.
- Look online for study opportunities
A lot of people are held back from reaching their dreams because they think there’s not enough resources or help out there to give them a hand, but we beg to differ. There are online healthcare administration degree programs, there are free courses for creative arts and it’s relatively easy to find yourself a mentor to help you out. We believe that the internet is full of useful resources that will help you find more opportunities to change your career, so it’s vital that you do a lot of research and look online for things that you can learn and improve your career. Unfortunately, many opportunities come when you least expect them, so knowing how to identify a chance to change your career is incredibly important as well.
- Running away or chasing a dream?
There’s a big difference between leaving your job because you’re running away and leaving your job because you’re chasing a dream. Some people find that they simply don’t want to work at their current job and would love to find an alternative or anything else to sink their teeth into, while others leave because they’re passionate about something and want to chase those dreams. If you want to change your career because you hate your current job, then you may want to wait until you’ve got an idea of what you want to do first.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.