Five Signs It’s Time For A Career Change

A change of scenery can do us all the world of good sometimes. However, the prospect of changing jobs or even moving into totally different career can be daunting. As a hypnotherapy tutor for Chrysalis, I meet many students who are doing the course because they want to change careers and try something that has more meaning, brings a better work/life balance, and utilises skills they’ve not been able to make use of previously.

It can be scary to consider. I’ve been there myself, when I decided to move into a career as a therapist. Leaving behind the safety blanket of secure employment can be frightening. However, there are many signs that it’s time for a career change, so whether you’re interested in becoming a therapist or have another career in mind, here are my top five signs that it may be time for you to consider a change.

  •  You don’t like Mondays: if you dread getting up on a Monday and having to go to work, this could be a sure-fire sign that this job is not for you. I’m not saying that you have to jump out of bed each Monday filled with pure excitement about going to work but if you are filled with absolute dread then it could be time for a change.

  • All you do is moan: I think we have all experienced times when our jobs have got us down and we’ve had a little moan about it. However, if you find that all you are doing is moaning about work, start making a plan to move on because it’s clear that something is not right in your current employment.

  • You feel mistreated or misunderstood: it’s not nice to experience the feeling that you’re not valued or welcomed at you place of work. It’s something I experienced at one place I worked in the past and it was actually quite isolating to be in an environment that seemed to be rooted in being a popularity contest. If you’re struggling with this too, it’s another sign that it could be time to move on.

  • You feel envious of other people’s jobs: envy or jealousy is never nice to feel and it’s often a sign that something is not right in your own life. Take this as a warning sign and start to think about how you could obtain a job that makes gives you complete satisfaction.

  • Your heart just isn’t in it any more: if you can’t be bothered with what you are doing, have no energy or passion for it, spend some time writing down the kinds of jobs that would make you feel enthusiastic. You then have something to work towards.

Although scary and daunting, changing career may be the best thing you ever do. If you experience any or all of the signs above, it could well be your time to change.