7 Signs Indicating That You Should Change Your Career

They say that if you find a job you truly love, you’ll never have to work a day. But, as easy as it may seem to follow your passion and find your way, sometimes for various reasons you can’t find satisfaction doing that anymore. Alternatively, you might have been working in a field you never really enjoyed, and factors like stress, low salary structure, lack of growth, etc, might be further irritating you when you think about your job. However, how should you decide whether it’s time to consider a change in career? Here are 7 signs to help you determine.

Lack of enthusiasm

Lack of enthusiasm and motivation could always be linked to workplace issues such as not feeling comfortable or welcome among co workers or with your boss. However, it is mostly due to the nature of work you might be doing: if you are truly passionate about your work, very little can bring you down at the workplace.

Looking for other opportunities

If you find yourself perking up at the mention of new opportunities, even if it is in a different space, it is time you consider a career change. Moreover, actively looking for new opportunities means that you’re dissatisfied with your current work- you wouldn’t be surfing job portals otherwise, would you?

Fatigue, head ache and body ache

Do not ignore the way your body reacts to different prolonged situations. If you’re constantly feeling exhausted, or are plagued by regular headaches, and feel drained at the very prospect of going to work, start thinking of a career change.

It’s impacting your personal life

It is important to note what side of you your friends and family see when you talk about your work, and the way they see you handling it. If they observe that you seem to be unhappy, perpetually tired, and have more complaints about work than praise; you may want to look for other options.

Envying others’ jobs

Should you find yourself looking at another person and thinking, ‘Wow, I wish I had that kind of job!’ too often, know that you are not where you truly want to be, in your own professional life.

Not feeling proud of job

Not wanting to talk about your job or bring it up in gatherings is a sure fire sign that your chosen career is not the right one for you. Your job should excite you and make you want to discuss it enthusiastically with people.

Hanging on for the pay check

Money is a major motivator, there is no denying that. But when the only reason you head into work everyday is the salary you’re getting, do consider other opportunities, as in the long run, this kind of work life will surely de-motivate and tire you out.

Remember that what you do, and how much passion and energy you devote to it is a reflection of your own self. If your career does not allow you to be yourself and enjoy what you’re doing, it is probably not the best fit for you.



Are you feeling a lack of enthusiasm in your current job or always on the lookout for different job opportunities? Well, these, among st several others, may be the obvious signs that you require a change in your job or career. Identify these signs and move on to the job that you are passionate about.

Reshali Balasubramaniam

Head of HR, HR Counselor and adviser at https://jobpal.lk and EFutureTech Systems. Submit your resume online and be contacted by prospective employers.


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