Discovering the career path you are meant to be on can be quite the journey. Some find where they’re meant to be right away, while others meander down the path a little longer to find the right fit for them. Still others think they’ve found where they are meant to be, only to find a different passion later on in life.
If you feel like you belong in that last category, you are not alone. It is becoming more and more commonplace to job hop and try on a few different positions before finding the exact right fit for you—in fact, according to a recent study, 71% of the American workforce is looking to switch jobs. If you’ve been hit with the urge to switch to a different position or even an entirely different career, that is completely acceptable. How else are you going to find what you’re meant to be doing without trying out a couple different roles?
What is not acceptable, however, is remaining in a position or career that is not a good fit for you. Whether you and your boss don’t get along, you dread going into work every day, or you just feel like you’re stuck—those are all totally legitimate reasons to begin the search for a new career that may be a better fit.
It’s important to remember that you should always be growing and learning in your role. If you feel like you stopped growing a long time ago, like you plateaued, or if you have a burning passion to be doing something else, it might be time to begin the search for something different.
Though the thought of changing careers may be scary, you don’t have to go through it blind and alone. This flowchart provided by Turbo Intuit will help guide you through making the ultimate decision of whether it’s time for you to make a career change, along with tips on how to make the transition to your new career as seamlessly as possible. While this time is rife with uncertainty, just remember you’re doing this to ultimately benefit yourself and your career. Think of how worth it this will be when you’ve found a role that is perfect for you!
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