Everyone gets fed up of their job from time to time. It is a common problem in the lives of many people, whether you work part time, full time, are the CEO of a huge corporation, or the managing director of a small startup business, that there will be times where you feel like you could with a solid change of career, a fresh start and a brand new beginning. However, some people choose to do nothing about that nagging yearning for a new career and choose to stay in their current role and wait for those feelings to pass by. Then there are other people who are spontaneous thinkers and choose to leave their as and when they feel like it—if you ever interview someone then you will be able to tell if they are this sort of person by their employment history.
If you are currently thinking of how unhappy you are in your job, and you are desperate for a new career then a good piece of advice is (if you are very close to handing in your notice) that you make sure you have a suitable amount of savings that will help you when the money dried up from your current job. Also, make sure that your new job is suited to you and you won’t feel as if you have made a huge mistake. For example, if you are used to working in a corporate HR office, and you think that you now want to work in the hotel industry you will need to do lots of training in aspects such as hotel management software and will need to learn the basics of front facing hospitality skills – and these can be difficult to master if you have never done anything like that before.
It is especially important, if you have a role which is pretty high up in the company you work for, that you ensure you do not step down the ladder of employment and end up working in a job which you are over skilled for and does not benefit you in any way. For example, if you work as a brand director for a graphic design company, then you may not be suited to a new job as a courier or as an administrative assistant. These roles will be nowhere near as creative as working in a graphic design company. Just make sure you make the right choice that is suited for your personality and skills.
Seeking out a new career can be fun, but it can also be pretty demanding and stressful. Always ensure that it is the completely right thing to do for you, and that any decision you make to leave you current job will not have a dreadfully negative impact on your life – such as being unable to pay off debts or not being able to afford proper grocery shops. If you are completely determined to move on in a new career, be well aware of the pitfalls and positives.
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