The country’s job market is still navigating the impact of the coronavirus. Sadly, the unemployment rate is rising as the effects of the pandemic hit different sectors of the economy. As a result of these seismic shifts, job security is more important than ever for many.
However, if you’ve already been thinking about changing jobs, then now may be the time to do just that. Indeed, while some areas of the economy are having to make tough decisions, others are growing, expanding and using changing workplace cultures as a catalyst for change.
Leaving this dreadful year behind and starting afresh in 2021? It sounds good to us. If you’re wondering whether this is the right move for you, then read on; here are 5 signs that now is the IDEAL time to change career.
QUESTIONING YOUR PURPOSE
Mory Fontanez, a purpose coach and CEO of 822 Group Fontanez, told Business Insider that “Crisis is an opportunity…it asks us to pause and look deeply and honestly at all the things we have been doing day in and day out without really thinking about whether those things fulfilled us, played on our strengths, or aligned with our own purpose.”
2020 has had us questioning just about every aspect of our lives, and if that includes big doubts surfacing about your career, then perhaps this is a sign that you need a shift in career alignment if you’re to find new meaning in life?
A CURRENT LACK OF FULFILLMENT
If you’re currently feeling unfulfilled at work, then it’s time to question why you’re tolerating such discontentment. You might have once loved your current role. However, it’s not uncommon for someone to experience burnout if they have been in the same career position for years. This burnout can lead to feelings of boredom, tiredness, and a lack of that all-important feeling of fulfilment.
This type of stagnation needs to be avoided where possible, However, before you hand in your notice, ask first whether you simply require a few changes to your present role. If that’s not the case, you may enact wholesale change to bring back your motivation and drive.
YOUR SITUATION HAS CHANGED
Whether you just fell into your current career because of circumstance or it has been carefully laid out since your school days, life can throw a few curveballs in your direction. These curveballs can alter your situation in a drastic manner, to the point that it forces you into a career change.
It’s time to embrace these curveballs, catching them with open arms. Should changing circumstances require you to move city or country, or work longer or fewer hours, then a fresh, optimistic 2021 represents the ideal chance to take this opportunity and run with it.
YOU’RE CRAVING STABILITY IN AN EVER CHANGING WORLD
The world is constantly changing and evolving. Some jobs from 50 years ago are obsolete today, and many more might go that way because of automation, technological advances and the ever-changing tastes of a fickle public.
However, there are some types of job which endure and will stand the test of time. Should you be craving stability in an uncertain world, then now is the time to seek new skills which could cement you a predictable, stable role for life.
While it can be a challenge, there are ways to gain the necessary education and experience to move into a new career role. The Skills Training Group provides courses and apprenticeships for gas engineering, plumbing, and other in-demand trades. With this type of foundation in place, you will have the qualifications and knowledge employers seek.
YOUR HEALTH IS BEING AFFECTED
Do you ever feel like the stress of your job has become overwhelming? Maybe the tedious nature of your work or the negativity of colleagues are getting you down and causing you to feel depressed? These are all valid reasons to leave your job behind as your mental health is not something to compromise.
If you feel there’s a different role out there for you which is less stressful and more enjoyable, don’t be afraid of making the steps to change career and improve your health.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Do any of these reasons resonate with you? The good news is that, in this day and age, there’s a wide-ranging number of ways to make the move into a different career. From apprenticeships to online university courses, volunteering and honest, hard graft, there are no limitations to what you can do.