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7 sure signs it’s time to change careers - an infographic

Written by Ashworth College on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Posted in Career, Life Hacks

Lots of people have no good, terrible days at work. But, if those days turn into weeks or months you might start wondering, “Is it time to change careers?” Changing careers is stressful, but most people find the stress worth it once they come out on the other side. Ditch the excuses—don’t let experience level, industry, fear of returning for an online college degree, or anything else hold you back. If you see one or more of the signs below at your job, it’s time to give an occupational overhaul some thought.

7 signs it's time to change careers

1/2 of all people are unhappy with their job

  • Are you one of those people? These seven signs will tell you if now is the time to make a move.

#1 Every morning you think, “I can’t even.”

  • Getting out of bed every morning and going to work shouldnt take all your willpower.
  • 58% of people say work is a somewhat or significant source of stress.

#2 You’ve lost that loving feeling

  • When you have no purpose or passion in your career or when you’re going into autopilot on the reg, it’s time to make a change.
  • 47% of people change careers to do work that means more to them

#3 Your friends call you Darth Hater

  • Jealous Much? If you get mad, sad, or envious when you hear about a friend’s career success, it means something’s not right in your own path.

#4 Ever your cat is tired of hearing you complain

  • You’ll tell anyone who’ll listen how awful your job is, including Katy Purry. It’s time to stop complaining and make a change!
  • 76% percent of people think a career change would have a positive impact on their personal relationships

#5 You’d rather post a pre-teen picture than tell people what you do

  • If you’re embarrassed about your job, ask yourself why. Then make plans to find a new one.

#6 You have an alter ego at work

  • You should be able to be yourself at work. If you have to be someone else , it's time to find a new path.

#7 You work with Trolls

  • Signs you work with trolls: Your talent isn't valued, your self-esteem is suffering, people are walking around with knives in their backs. If your boss is the troll, exit ASAP.
  • 66% of people say they can’t rely on colleagues for support.
7 Signs It's Time to Change Careers infographic

Are the signs telling you it’s time for a career change?

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5. Mind the Workplace - MHA Workplace Health Survey 2017 (Rep.). (2017). Retrieved April 12, 2018, from Mental Health America website: the Workplace - MHA Workplace Health Survey 2017 FINAL.PDF.

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