There are lots of reasons why you might not be happy with your career.
Perhaps you’ve only just graduated and couldn’t find the right graduate program?
Maybe your last employer had to let you go?
Or perhaps you’ve been busy with personal projects or parenting?
Of course, one of the most common reasons for quitting a job is because you know you’re in the wrong one.
So now you’re starting again, how do you find the right career?
Why are You Unhappy?
If you’ve recently found yourself looking for a new direction, chances are you’re not in it for the money.
You’ve lacked job satisfaction for a while, or you wouldn’t be giving up what you have. What you need to do now is ask yourself why you’re so unhappy?
Is it the working environment?
Is it the people you work with or the tasks you’re asked to perform?
It might be a combination of all three, but chances are one thing stuck out that simply was intolerable. What are you going to do about it?
Consider Retraining Yourself
Finding something new often requires retraining. When you know which direction you’re heading in, you can find the latest qualification to suit you.
Many people moving into technology and information systems know that their education can become dated.
You can check out the latest courses available at places like UAB to see just how much more you can learn in this role.
It’s important your existing qualifications are relevant too. Check to see if industry regulations have changed. You might benefit from seminars or workshops to bring you back up to speed.
Test the Waters
After any period of uncertainty, it’s normal to be wary of choosing the wrong thing again. Test the waters.
You might have a go at an internship to see if the type of working environment or role you’re interested in really does suit you.
If you know someone who works in that field, why not ask them about a day-in-the-life of their role? No job is ever perfect or able to tick every box.
You just need to find one that offers enough for you to tolerate the couple of things you’re not so keen on.
Does the Career Offer More
One of the most important things for anyone looking for a career is the progression it can offer. the
This is why getting the best qualifications and education for your chosen field is important. If you are qualified for the top job, you have a better chance of getting it after you’ve learned the ropes lower down.
Of course, you may already have enough experience under your belt to walk straight into the role you want.
How can you prove yourself on paper and convince yourself you’re ready for interview? Some coaching or careers advice can help here. It’s important you have evidence of your achievements and abilities too.
Are You Starting Over in Your Career?
Starting again can feel like a daunting task. After years of college, going back to education may also feel like a backward step.
However, it’s one that can ensure you’re on track and staying on track for your dream career.