Career choices don’t have to be permananent
Few people enter the workforce knowing exactly what they want to do. In fact, by age 50, the average person has held 12 different jobs in a bid to find the “right fit.”
For many, this may require changing careers completely. So, if you’re considering a career change, know you’re not alone. 🤗
But taking action on these thoughts can be daunting. For some, it can mean deserting a stable job to head down an uncharted path. For others, switching job functions mid-career may mean a lateral move and this can feel like a step backward but it doesn’t have to be.
Each stage in your career provides an opportunity to learn more about yourself : your talents, interests, challenges, and workplace values.
N.B. Career choices don’t have to be permanent.
Career transitions are like onions. They’re complex and there is usually a lot more to them than we see on the surface.
Whether you are pursuing a passion or a side hustle, confused about quitting your job for a new one, or looking for a change, this is not a straight forward decision. It requires careful planning and thinking through the why, the what, and the when.
What are some of the motivations for a career transition?
Career transitions are often associated with changes in life. These changes include getting married, increased family demands and retirement.
Other career transition motivations include:
- You feel as though you are no longer learning.
- Others have careers that appear to be more exciting than your present one.
- Your work-life balance isn’t what you desire.
- You want a greater salary cap/ better pay and benefits.
- You feel ready to advance and to take on new duties.