Indecision can be an absolute pain. For a lot of people, they get to a point in their lives where they don’t know what’s next. They need to spend some time reevaluating what they want and choose whether to continue on in the career they are in, or make a change and possibly turn their lives upside down. Coming away from the devil you know and going for the devil you don’t can be a difficult decision; especially if the career choices in front of you are way out of your usual comfort zone. The thing is, your career is going to be something that dictates what you do for life – you have to get it right if you want to find happiness in your career.
So, what do you do when you’re at a career crossroads? There are plenty of tips out there on the market, but we’ve put together some questions that you really need to ask yourself to decide whether you are making the right choice. Let’s take a look:
“Am I Ready?”
For a career change to be a success, you need to know that you’re ready. Switching your comfortable job in data or finance to then become a business broker or something equally tough can be a hard decision. You’re comfortable in your current position, and starting anew is very overwhelming. Be honest with yourself about whether you are ready to move ahead in your job, and you will be able to make a clearer choice.
“What If I Like My Job?”
You don’t HAVE to move to a new career if you don’t want to. Sometimes, the company and the culture are absolutely right for you, which makes you think you like your job. However, perhaps you’re not as challenged as you would like to be. Choosing to change career can offer you the challenge that you crave and enable you better support in a role that could bring you a better future.
“Do I Feel Underappreciated?”
It can be difficult to tell whether you are being taken advantage of if you are in a role that you’ve had for some time. You may not be able to recognise the fact that you’re not appreciated in your role because you’re so used to being treated a certain way. Are you being paid enough? Are you being offered enough opportunities? If the answer to both of these is no, then you need to consider a move.
“Am I Bored?”
There is no place for boredom in the workplace. Feeling fulfilled needs to happen to be truly happy with your lot, so take your time and work out whether you are feeling bored with your job. If you are, you need to consider whether your role is really the right one.
Maybe stepping out of your comfort zone is the best thing that you could do for yourself. Either way, you’ve got a choice to make, and it’s time to take a breath and make it.