If you’re on the verge of a career change then you’re probably trying to work out when exactly will be the right time to make the leap. Well the bad – and good – news is that there isn’t really a right time. There is no one specific moment that someone might be able to say to you – yes jump now! However, there are a few factors that you might want to keep an eye out for that tend to be good indications that perhaps a change of direction might be the right move.
You’re bored. I.e. basically you’ve done everything you wanted to do in this job – and in this industry – and there really is nowhere left to climb in terms of career progression. Days are spent clock watching and you are struggling to motivate yourself to get out of bed in the mornings. If you’re in need of a new challenge then this is a great reason to consider a career change.
You’re financially stable. A complete career change can have a serious financial impact so it really is worth working out your finances before you make any bold moves. If you’re considering jumping ship to another employer then you just won’t know when your next salary check is going to come in, and there may be training to complete or qualifications to obtain first. For those who are thinking of launching their own business then the point at which an income flow will begin again is likely to be even more uncertain. If you have a good solid financial basis in place that will allow you to deal with this uncertainty then it might be time to take that step.
You’re feeling inspired. If you find yourself having numerous ideas about a particular career that is not the one you are currently in, and these ideas really excite you, then it might be time to consider taking them seriously. Given the amount of time we spend at work it’s always worth ensuring that the work you’re doing is inspiring you and if your mind is trying to point the way to your next challenge then listen to it. It’s amazing how much more satisfying life can be on a day-to-day basis when you’re doing something that you love.
If you’re considering a career change Ascendant Recruitment can help. We are a recruitment agency in Milton Keynes with vast experience of assisting with career changes, large and small – contact one of our team today to see how we can make yours happen.