4 Big Signs You’re Ready for a Career Change

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4 Big Signs You’re Ready for a Career Change

Are you wondering if you’re really ready to switch career paths? Click here for four big signs that you’re ready for a major career change.

Did you know that a third of workers under 40 years of age have considered a career change in the last two years?

This is an important stat if you’re thinking of changing things up yourself because it lets you know you’re not alone. Switching your career path is something many people are daunted by, but if you’re not happy then you need to make a change.

In this post, we’re going to tell you a few of the biggest signs that you’re ready for a career change. Keep reading and let us help you work up the courage to make a leap toward a new job.

1. You Can’t Stop Complaining

If you find yourself complaining about your job, the people at the office, or your boss almost constantly, then it’s time for a change. The flip side of this is that you can’t even bring yourself to talk about work when someone asks you. 

Whether you’re so perturbed by your work that it consumes you 24/7 or you’re so daunted by it that you can’t bring yourself to think about it outside of work hours, it’s an unsustainable situation.

2. You Don’t Want Your Boss’ Job

People that are on the right career path look forward to promotions. If you see your boss and you can’t fathom wanting their job, you’ve probably reached your limit in this particular industry.

There’s no shame in these types of career changes. No matter where you end up in an industry, there are going to be positive takeaways that you can apply to a new job. It’s better to pull the chute now than to keep progressing in a field you don’t like.

3. You’re Burnt Out

Burnout is rampant in our society. According to an APA study of 1,500 US workers, a whopping 79% reported having work-related stress, and 3 in 5 exhibited symptoms of burnout.

No one should have to deal with the effects of prolonged stress. If you’re drained emotionally and physically, not only do you need a break, but it’s likely that you need to change things up.

4. You Don’t Care Anymore

Often burnout is the result of feeling overly beholden to your employer or career. The other end of the spectrum is that you stop caring entirely. Either way, it might be time to submit your resignation.

You may not realize that you’ve stopped caring, but there are some common symptoms here. You might start using more of your days off without being sick or having vacation, you might experience the Sunday blues more and more, or you might be making more mistakes on the job.

Make a Career Change With JSK Recruiting

If one or more of these signs apply to your situation, you should probably start thinking about a career change. The only thing to fear about career changes is not doing it. Why continue doing something for a living if you don’t love it?

You might not know where to start with your new career, but we do. At JSK Recruiting, we can help you figure out what you want to do and help you find the best job options for your next career move. Contact us today to sign up as a candidate and review the open positions on our job board.