Life hasn’t been easy to handle lately, not with the pandemic pulling jobs out from under feet and so many being made homeless due to the rising cost of rentals. When you are fortunate to be in a position where your job is not at risk of being pulled from under you, it’s tempting to stick in a role you don’t even like. The thing is, you need to be in a job that makes you feel fulfilled and the only way to do that is to get out from under yourself and get a job that matters to you.
It may be comfortable to stick in a career you’re in right now, but that doesn’t mean that you should. Take a moment to decide whether you could be looking at an endocrinology job currently open and know that you could use a change of specialty in healthcare.
The most important thing to remember is that your career is going to make up a part of who you are: you want to get this right. Are you still confused as to whether you need a change in your career?
We’ve got five signs that’ll confirm it for you!
- You are not excited for Monday, even though you should be. The new start to a week is a promise of new things to come. If you’re not excited for Monday, then perhaps it’s time to find yourself something entirely new and do something that gives you a buzz.
- You don’t have the motivation to go to work. You’re supposed to feel motivated to get your work done, but you can’t do that if you’re not enjoying the job you’re in. You need to feel positive about the career you’re doing, and if you are only doing it for the cash, you’re in the wrong job. You could be doing something that interests you in your field, and if that means a little retraining here and there, go for it.
- Your heart isn’t in your career. As a doctor, you may choose to go into a specialty quite early on in your training. However, if you are finding you’re now procrastinating every time you head to work, you need to find a career that you’ll put your heart into.
- You feel your talent is wasted. You should feel appreciated in your role. If you feel like what you’re doing is a waste of time, you shouldn’t be doing it. Upskill where you can and make sure that you feel your talent is being funneled into the right places.
- You feel passionate about other options. You could have spent years loving surgery and discover that actually, you quite like internal medicine. So, take a moment to figure out where your passions lie. It’s okay if it changes – we’re human and change is inevitable.
The best thing that you can do for your career is to choose something that you will like. If you work a job you hate, you’ll regret it!
Jessi is a working mom to two living in Central Florida. She has a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies but decided to make her career in social media marketing and content writing. When she isn’t cooking up something new in the kitchen, she is traveling with her family and looking for new adventures!