Years ago, most professionals would pursue a single career path for the majority of their lives, but in today’s ever-changing world this notion has become something of a rarity. Statistics suggest that before we retire, we may have as many as 10 jobs. That’s a scary thought because making a career change can be a traumatic experience, especially when we get older. But the great thing about the job market today is that it’s never too late to make that change. It’s never too late to follow your dreams.
Perhaps you’ve worked the same job for what seems like ages and you aren’t happy anymore.
Slow down, and take time to look at your situation more in-depth. Then ask yourself these important questions as you conduct your job search and interview.
Does your Monday start to feel more dreadful week by week? Have you lost the enthusiasm for your career that you once had?
Perhaps it’s time to start thinking about when to quit and what it will take to get a better job…
Many people decide to change jobs hoping to say goodbye to cranky coworkers and micromanaging bosses for greener pastures.
But in one study, 80% of 20-somethings, 64% of 30-somethings and 54% of 40-somethings don’t just want to change jobs… they want to change careers altogether.
A potential client, a 26-year old data analyst at a healthcare organization, was struggling with the decision to stay with his current company or go somewhere that would value his potential more. After careful consideration, I advised this Millennial to stay longer at his current company rather than jump ship. After all, he’d only been at his current company a short time and I was worried future employers may be concerned about him leaving this position so soon (a Forbes article states that the average tenure for Millennials is 2.3 years). He thanked me for my “awesome” advice, but had decided to
According to a recent study by economists at the Vancouver School of Economics, changing industries during your 20s is good for your career and your earning potential.
Take that, haters…