5 Signs That You Need to Make a Career Change

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By Megan Lacombe

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5_Signs_That_You_Need_to_Make_a_Career_ChangeEveryone in the working world faces obstacles here and there in their professional careers at some point. It's inevitable, unfortunately. However, if these obstacles become larger and steadily occur more often over time, then you have a problem. 

There are a lot of reasons why professionals stay at the same job for years, even if they are not happy in their current position. For example, the pay may be good, and financial stability is a big factor for most. 

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If you're on the fence about taking that next leap of faith in making a career change, read the following factors below. If you have felt or experienced a couple of these obstacles in your career, chances are it's probably worth it to move on to bigger and better things. 

Here are five clear signs that you should make a career change.

1. There's No Direction or Instruction

While a lot of supervisors and managers are very busy, and may have limited time to direct you or instruct you on what you should be doing, they should be able to point you in the right direction here and there, or get a second in command to supervise you. You shouldn't have to feel like a fish out of water everyday. Hearing crickets is a bad sign. 

Some professionals thrive within workplaces with little supervision. However, if you are not this type of person, then it's probably time to search for a new job. 

2. You're Overworked and Stressed

The flip side to having no direction or instruction is that your supervisor/manager could be breathing down your neck all the time. They want tasks to be completed quickly and accurately, yesterday. The work seems to be never ending, and your to-do list constantly grows.

It's common for professionals to leave their job because they feel stressed or overwhelmed. Don't let stress become a part of your life, at work or at home. Stress can cause mental and physical health issues. If your current job is causing too much stress for you, it's not worth jeopardizing your health. It's time to move on. 

3. No Room for Growth

Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel like there is no possibility for you to move up in the company? If so, you're probably feeling pretty unmotivated at work. 

Confirm with your supervisor or manager to see if there is any way that you could move up in the company before you decide to make a career change. You may be surprised. 

4. Not Being Challenged

While some professionals feel stressed and overwhelmed at work, there are some in the workforce who feel the opposite. Boredom is a strong reason for why many candidates quit and find something else. 

If you're tired of doing the same thing everyday, or your just not stimulated in the work itself, you may want to start looking for something that peaks your interest. 

5. Uncooperative Team Members

There's nothing worse than working with people that are uncooperative, and not team players. When you're trying your best to do your job, but you feel like you don't have any coworkers that support you, it's a real downer. While not everyone is bound to get along, your team members should always be willing to be cooperative and supportive of you. If not, it's probably best to find a new job

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Megan Lacombe

Megan is a Media Communications professional at Liberty Staffing. She has experience working as a Freelance Writer for a variety of companies online. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, photography, running, and kayaking. An avid reader, she reads anything, anywhere. She puts creativity and passion into everything that she does. Her favourite quote is “Create the things you wish existed” by Anonymous.

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