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Should I change careers?

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

Should I change career?

This is a question I get asked...a lot.

Do you feel like you're "stuck" in a career that isn't fun or fulfilling? Lacking motivation? Feeling bored? Under appreciated? Perhaps you're overworked and feeling stressed.

All of these things can lead to feeling like you're in the wrong career, and start questioning whether you need a career change.

Being a career coach, you might assume that I always advocate a career change if you're feeling disgruntled.

However, this is not always the case. Sometimes it's just a matter of tweaking your existing job slightly to make it more satisfying. I talk about this in more detail here.

Examples of this include (and are certainly not limited to):

  • Taking on more, or less responsibility

  • Asking to go part-time

  • Changing the location you work from

  • Joining a different team

  • Initiating a secondment

  • Starting a little side hustle

  • Offering to mentor a younger person

  • Asking for a mentor

If you've explored all 'low-hanging' options, and the only option left is a complete change of career, then this can be a super exciting time. take it from someone who has been there, done that, and got the t-shirt in every size. The inevitable 'reinvention' of yourself that comes with it, can seem daunting but needn't be.

I am a firm believer in taking time out to really asses your options, work out what lights you up, what will make 'work' feel like 'play' to you. With the right attitude, this can a really fun journey of self-discovery.

Here are some freebies to get you started on your journey:

A career planner is a great first step towards getting focused on how you want your career to serve you

Love a good podcast? Fancy being inspired by people who have made career changes? Check out my podcast 'Your Big Career Move'.

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